Surgeon General warning: ‘This ain’t your mother’s marijuana’

National News

FILE – In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. Federal health officials are issuing a national warning against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize some forms of the drug’s use. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are issuing a national warning against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize some forms of the drug’s use.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome Adams made the announcement Thursday.

The warning comes as more than 30 states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes or personal use.

Adams says the science shows marijuana is harmful to the developing brains of teenagers and to the human fetus.

The drug has also gotten stronger. Adams says, “This ain’t your mother’s marijuana.”

Azar said President Donald Trump is donating part of his salary to pay for a promotional campaign to highlight the warning.

The officials note that while state laws have changed legalizing marijuana, federal law hasn’t.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

Minot Soccer

Thumbnail for the video titled "Minot Soccer"

UMary vs Minot State

Thumbnail for the video titled "UMary vs Minot State"

Operation kidsafe

Thumbnail for the video titled "Operation kidsafe"

Subtember

Thumbnail for the video titled "Subtember"

Football Sept. 20

Thumbnail for the video titled "Football Sept. 20"

Police Suicide

Thumbnail for the video titled "Police Suicide"

Law Enforcement Suicide Rates

Thumbnail for the video titled "Law Enforcement Suicide Rates"

House of Fade

Thumbnail for the video titled "House of Fade"

Friday, September 20th, 2019 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

Thumbnail for the video titled "Friday, September 20th, 2019 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder"

The Trump Shop

Thumbnail for the video titled "The Trump Shop"

Oil Royalty

Thumbnail for the video titled "Oil Royalty"

Waterfowl

Thumbnail for the video titled "Waterfowl"

Food for Thought

Thumbnail for the video titled "Food for Thought"

Christmas Book

Thumbnail for the video titled "Christmas Book"

Morton Amaranth

Thumbnail for the video titled "Morton Amaranth"

Semi flip

Thumbnail for the video titled "Semi flip"

Robert's One Minute Forecast 9-20-19

Thumbnail for the video titled "Robert's One Minute Forecast 9-20-19"

Furry Friend

Thumbnail for the video titled "Furry Friend"

High School Volleyball Sept. 19

Thumbnail for the video titled "High School Volleyball Sept. 19"
More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss