Canadian Teens Lighting Up for Relief – And it’s Working!

The teen years are a high-stress, often anxiety riddled time, and research shows some young Canadians are using marijuana to cope.

Nicole* was 13 when she began using marijuana. She said at first she smoked pot due to peer pressure, but then she realized it offered her an “escape.”

“Since I was young I’ve suffered severe social anxiety which has only gotten worse,” said Nicole said in a message to Global News.

Nicole’s story is not unusual. A new study based on cross-country focus groups found that teens are turning to marijuana to self-medicate. But experts worry they don’t always know all the risks.

-Read the entire article at Global News