Marijuana edibles are used by men and women around the world to treat medical conditions such as chronic pain, muscle spasms, anxiety, seizures, and nausea caused by chemotherapy.
However, it's not often people hear news about parents giving their teenagers marijuana edibles.
Mom Gives Daughter Marijuana Gummies
Sylvia A. Rubio, a 38-year-old, from Radium Springs, New Mexico, gave her 13-year-old daughter marijuana gummies to help reduce her symptoms of anxiety.
However, it didn't take long before Rubio's daughter was caught in possession when she had taken the marijuana gummies and chocolates to school. The principal discovered marijuana edibles were in the school property and contacted Child Protective Services.
Rubio told investigators that a homeopathic doctor said medical marijuana would help her daughter's symptoms. To get the medical marijuana from a local dispensary, Rubio got a medical marijuana card and a production license. With the card, she purchased marijuana edible chocolates and gummies.
While Rubio claimed she had not actually given her daughter the marijuana edibles, she said her daughter found them at the medicine cabinet in the bathroom, which is always left open.
Regardless, Rubio was charged with child abuse and distributing marijuana to a minor. Rubio's is also being held without bond at the Doña Ana County Detention Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, according to SacBee.
Regulated Use Of Marijuana
Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Washington D.C, are some of the states that allow people over the age of 21 to use recreational drugs like marijuana. Even though more than 23 states accept the use of recreational drugs, there's still a lot of controversies especially when teenagers frequently use marijuana.
Marijuana is legal for medical reasons in Mexico, however, the THC levels are recommended at 1 percent. It is not known how much marijuana was in Rubio's daughter's system, but it must have been enough.
What's more, people need to be diagnosed by a physician with medical conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, anorexia, chron's disease, nausea, and epilepsy get a medical marijuana card in New Mexico, according to Marijuana Break. Anxiety is nowhere near the list, however. In fact, some researchers believe marijuana can induce anxiety and panic attacks.
A major concern of teenagers using marijuana is that they will develop brain damage from the drug. Marijuana has also impaired the ability to focus, memory, learning, and making the right decisions.
Sometimes, the effects of marijuana can last for a few days or up to a week. It also varies from each person, according to APA.org.