Anyone who works with adolescents knows that many teenagers use marijuana. Some teenagers use marijuana very regularly-daily-and that number is on the rise. So what are the implications of that? Many people feel that because marijuana is 'natural' that it is not potentially dangerous and that it does not affect the brain. This article tells us something different and also discusses some of the social, economic, and racial implications of increased marijuana use. If you have a child over the age of 10 (yes 10-this stuff comes up much earlier than you think) or if you are a user yourself, I urge you to listen to this interview and get some more facts about the affects of marijuana use. And if you feel that you or your child needs help reducing or eliminating their use, contact a physician who may then refer you to a program or a psychologist trained in helping those with substance use/abuse.