Cannabis is the third most used psychoactive product in France. What has changed is the age of first time users: 12 or 13 years-old. This trend has the scientists worried because early consumption means a higher risk of dependency compounded by the fact that cannabis has changed in the last 20 years. Indeed, the level of THC, its active ingredient, has more than doubled in recent years begetting more addiction.
Why are young French people the main consumers of cannabis in Europe? What risks are they exposed to when they start smoking in their college or high school years? How to differentiate occasional from harmful use? How to get a teenager out of his addiction?