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Teens and Marijuana Abuse


As states legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, teens and pre-teens are more susceptible than ever to falling in with this increasingly accepted culture. This week on Parenting Today’s Teens with Mark Gregston, a Heartlight student gives us a glimpse into the world of teen drug use—and the heart-issues behind the behavior.

Mark and Jan Gregston started Heartlight, a residential counseling center for struggling teens, 25 years ago with hopes of providing a place for parents to turn when their teen turns away from them.  You can find out more about Heartlight by visiting

Author: Mark Gregston

Mark Gregston began working with teens more than 40 years ago as a youth minister and Young Life director. He has authored nearly two dozen books, has written hundreds of articles, and is host of the nationally-acclaimed Parenting Today’s Teens podcast and radio broadcast.