10 Easy Signs of Teenage Marijuana Use

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Worried your teenaged son or daughter is into Marijuana? Here are some telltale signs they are probably using the drug.

1. Dilated pupils:
This is one of the classic signs of Marijuana abuse. If you notice your child’s pupils larger than usual it might be time to inspect other traces of drug usage. The eyes will also appear bloodshot most times.

2. A bad smell:
Most people who indulge in Marijuana smoking will typically have a characteristic smell around their clothes, rooms or cars. If you notice a weird smell around your teenaged son or daughter, it might be signs he or she is smoking pot.

3. Traces of the drug:
You might also notice cigarette rolled papers lying around your child’s room or the seeds, which are cleaned out of Marijuana.

4. Sleepy and lacking motivation:
If your child seems lethargic all the time and is feeling sleepy it could be a sign he or she is onto Marijuana. Often, the regular intake of the drug can mean a reduced drive to get things done. If your child currently does not lack the zeal to accomplish something or does not seem to have any desires of their own, it is a classic sign of smoking Marijuana.

5. Smoking devices:
If you find devices such as bongs or pipes or even homemade devices used for smoking, make sure to inspect the area thoroughly. You will typically find a sticky substance, which is a by-product of burning Marijuana.

6. Giddy-headed:
If your child is having dizziness or is laughing continuously for no reason, it could be he or she is taking Marijuana. If he or she is acting strange or finding it difficult to remember things occurred a few minutes ago, it is a characteristic sign of Marijuana usage.

7. Bad grooming:
Another common symptom of teenage Marijuana abuse is the lack of motivation to groom oneself. Your child may not want to take a bath or clean himself as he or she used to.

8. Deteriorating relationships:
One other sign of Marijuana usage is seen when the person is unable to maintain healthy relationships with people around. If the person is having regular fights or is unable to maintain a friendly conversation these are telltale signs your child is using Marijuana. Often, your child may lose interest in old friendships and seek friends who are not favorable to you. These new friends may exhibit classic signs of drug abuse, alcoholism etc.

9. Incense:
Many teenagers who use Marijuana need to cover up the characteristic smell. Hence, they typically use incense sticks or perfumed incense for this purpose. If you notice such a behavior in your child, you know it is a warning sign. There maybe similar indicators like excessive usage of mouthwash or using a lot of air freshener.

10. Stickers:
Marijuana users will often like to display their addiction by means of stickers and posters. The Code 420 refers to Marijuana usage. So, if you see a poster above your child’s bed or a 420 sticker on the college bag, you know your child might be smoking Marijuana.

56 comments to 10 Easy Signs of Teenage Marijuana Use

  • Percy

    Rochelle i really can’t tell if you’re taking the piss :0. If you’re being serious however, Mandy is a name given to MDMA which your child is no doubt taking, all those signs are a complete giveaway. As for the this article, i suppose many parents have never knowingly come across weed smoking; some of the comments i thought were a little harsh, despite my soft spot for bud. However, as someone who has smoked since the age of 14 (20 now) i think parents are right to be worried about their children smoking dope. It is an addiction after all so is bound to change who your are and how you behave, not to mention the financial problems it can leave you in. Weed is not a joke drug, the high may be mild in comparison to some but it drains your emotions and destroys your personality like every other drug, especially before adulthood. I didn’t listen to my Mum either and just kept on blazin and it is probably my biggest regret. Weed just ends up controlling every aspect of your life and it really is not worth all that when the world has so much else to offer. For all the amazing times I’ve had blazin up with friends, i would trade it all for a clear mind in a second, it has just taken me a while to realize. Hate to be a hypocrite but i think all teenage dope smokers will have this same moment of realization at some point, it’s just hard to accept.

  • kayla

    How exactly is weed bad for you .To be honest I can’t think of any logical reason .

  • Juju

    Wow. I’m amazed at these responses!
    1. I’m a 46 year old that was actually 17 once.
    2. Believe it or not Pot was around long before most of you we’re born!
    3. We have seen and heard it all!
    4. Truths are:
    A. You do “pot” because of a “deeper” reason in your life…unhappy with school, lack or a job, girlfriend/boyfriend issues, divorced family…. The list can go on and on.
    B. you experimented and liked the feeling.
    C. All your friends do it so you do too.
    5. Pot will further “mess up” your life because its illegal!
    6. It’s illegal
    7. It’s illegal!
    8. If you do it you may lose your job , or not get one.
    9. You will miss out on “life” cause you are “stoned”
    10. If you could do something more interesting with a group of friends wouldn’t you? Skiing, boating, hiking, many things in life are exciting! Let me guess….you don’t have the money for these things right?! Well… quit smoking (get help to determine the why) get a job when you can provide clean urine and go get a fulfilling and enjoyable life!!

    If you need a drug to alter your state of mind then there is a bigger issue. God made you in his image and you are a unique person. Drugs will just distort your view of yourself!

    My son does pot. It upsets me greatly. I still love him and wish he wouldn’t. I try to show empathy and support but he usually pushes ne away. I understand its normal at his age and point in life but I still worry. (I worry about the “why”

    Wisdom is something that comes with time

    A concerned mom! To all you kids on this thread. Your families worry and snoop and lecture you because they love you more then anything else in the world!!!

  • Dan

    You can smoke and keep your life together. I work 40 hrs a week, go to school full time and smoke weed on the regular. My bank account is probably bigger than yours and i get high and have a good @#$ time doing it……

  • Barbie

    I’m 19 and I smoked pot for two years but its been about 6 months since I have smoked. The reason I stopped was because my parents asked me to stop ( they said that they don’t want me to end up an addict and homeless) I strongly believe that weed is not a “gateway drug” for dangerous drugs because only idiots do crack and all those other crazy drugs. I also don’t believe that smoking pot changes your behavior because my parents never noticed me changing at all and they are really strict/ old fashioned (I wasn’t allowed to go out without my older brother until I was 18 >.> But I’m not a rebel so I didn’t really mind lol) when my parents caught me, and asked me how long I was doing it, I told them I only did it for 2 weeks. They said that they noticed me changing those two weeks but obviously they were lying. The point is a person changes because they want to, not because of weed. And it is a stereotype that pot heads are lazy and don’t care about anything because I got a’s and b’s in high school and even in my first semester in college :p

    I love weed but I love my parents more. If you really want your kid to stop smoking weed just ASK them to stop don’t make them stop.

    Ps. This article is BS lol

  • bryce

    Readn this stoned is the best idea I’ve run acrose in 1 year
    PS. I’m 12 (;;

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