February 14th, 2018 there was a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. 17 students and staff were injured or killed during the incident. If your child has witnessed violence or known of violence that has occurred they may be dealing with Trauma or Secondary Trauma. The American Psychological Association defines a Trauma as: an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical.
Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that we have evolved to including Medical Marijuana as a source for dealing with psychological issues such as depression and anxiety. However, the same way I get on my soap box to emphasize the importance of psychotherapy along with psychotropic medication management for all the other "prescribed drugs" out there, I am going to do the same with Medical Marijuana. Just because Medical Marijuana gives you that "feel-good" feeling does not exempt it