Smart Kids More Likely to Smoke Pot?
Ask an Expert: Should You Be Worried about Your Child's Birthmar…
The Doctors Dos and Don'ts for Putting Things 'Down There'
3 Tips for Cultivating More Gratitude and Kindness
What Is the Blue Poop Challenge -- And Should You Do It?
Is Drinking Chlorophyll Water Good for Your Health?
Can You Bring More Kindness and Compassion into Your Life?
How to Treat Summer Sandal Blisters
Is the TikTok Ab-Dance Worth Your Ten Minutes?
How to Treat Dry and Cracked Heels
How Long Should It Take for Your Food to Travel through Your Sys…
FDA-Approved Weight Loss Medication a Game Changer?
Legal Expert Wendy Murphy on the Importance of Public Uprisings
The Doctors' Best Dog Advice from Our Favorite Pet Lovers
Ask an Expert: How to Avoid Filler Fatigue
Ask an Expert: Are You Applying Sunscreen Wrong?
The Doctors Get Real about Popular TikTok Hacks
Ask an Expert: Essential Summer Sleep Tips to Beat the Heat
Ask an Expert: The Vital Post-Surgery Steps You Need to Follow
Cult Expert Rick Ross Identifies Popular Groups That Could Be Cu…
A recent British study has indicated that high-achieving teens are more likely to use pot and alcohol than their peers. By the late teen years, the smarter kids were more than twice as likely to use marijuana consistently as lower-achieving teens.
4-time NBA all-star John Salley, for one, is not surprised! John explains, “I got into using cannabis, better known as marijuana (to the ones who don’t use it). I waited until I was 36 to try it, at 42 I became constant with it, and now I’m in the cannabis business with my daughter Tyler.”
ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork notes that the common stereotype of pot-smoking teens is that they’re troublemakers. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon points out that cannabis use is common among kids in all demographics.
John claims that cannabis actually increases his focus. “I am so focused right now!” Dr. Stork injects a warning, though, “In younger kids, you’ve got to be very cautious, because the developing brain is very different from a fully developed brain.” John points out that you don’t want to make drugs and alcohol forbidden fruit – and he believes there are fewer social downsides to cannabis compared to alcohol.
“As with anything, it can easily be abused,” concludes Dr. Stork. “I’m old-school in the sense that I just feel like kids shouldn’t be taking any substances.”