Marijuana is one of the most commonly used recreational drugs in the U.S. Usually inhaled as smoke, marijuana can also be mixed with food or extracted into a liquid. Marijuana refers to the dried Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant, which contains a chemical called THC. This chemical is what gives marijuana users a high.
Some medical professionals argue that, when taken responsibly, marijuana is relatively safe. However, there are certainly risks associated with this drug, especially if young people use it. Now that medical marijuana and adult recreational use is legal in a number of states; teens tend to view use of this drug as less harmful. Since vaping devices have become popular, teens are at greater risk of increased use of marijuana.