Recreational marijuana use was legalized in California in 2016 when the state passed Proposition 64; however, the new law allowed individual cities to decide how they wanted to manage both recreational and medical marijuana. Many cities across the state, including Redondo Beach, California, decided they preferred to keep marijuana illegal.1
Although Redondo Beach is discussing how to handle storefronts, and the city does allow people to discretely grow their own marijuana, the city has not made it completely legal.2 Many cities throughout Los Angeles County have decided to keep recreational marijuana illegal, because of the numerous problems associated with it.
Alcohol and tobacco are two examples of legal drugs that are addictive and have a number of potentially negative health outcomes associated with their use, but the discussion about whether it is similarly acceptable to allow marijuana to be more widely available through legalization is an important, ongoing one. Marijuana is a psychedelic drug, meaning it not only causes a feeling of relaxed euphoria, but the drug can also change one’s perception of reality, change the sensory experience of the world, and in some cases, even trigger hallucinations, paranoia, or psychosis. Long-term abuse of marijuana can lead to insomnia, cognitive problems, memory loss, and mood disorders, including anxiety and depression. Although marijuana is already a widely abused drug in the US, making it legal for recreational use might provide people even greater access to the substance, which may increase community problems around the nation.
Fortunately, there are many treatment centers that can help. Call today to get help for yourself or for a loved one in Redondo Beach or Los Angeles County who struggles with marijuana addiction. Our recovery advisors are available to provide treatment information any time of day.
. Daily Breeze. (2017). These 3 South Bay Cities Just Banned Commercial Cannabis – for Now.
. The Beach Reporter. (2018). What You Need to Know About Legal Weed in the South Bay.
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Redondo Beach is located in Los Angeles County and, as the name indicates, is a beachside community. While Redondo Beach is a vibrant community for young people, the city is concerned about the younger members of its population who may be susceptible to the drug use that the carefree beach lifestyle sometimes encourages. City leaders encourage parents to educate themselves on the signs of drug use, so they can identify those signs in their children. Once drug use is suspected, there are local treatment options available.
Drug use in children is not a problem that is isolated to Redondo Beach, but national statistics do outline just how important it is for parents to get their children help as needed for this widespread issue. According to a 2007 study published by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 8 percent of the population age 12 and older were current users of an illicit drug. Marijuana and Vicodin are among the drugs most frequently abused by adolescents.
*Keeping Kids Off Drugs
Drugs may be readily available to adolescents, but you can help you children fight the temptation to experiment by:
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Parents, by nature, want the best for their children. Don’t hesitate to be thorough when exploring treatment options available for a child who has become an addict. Ask rehab counselors and staff about the following:
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