Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
Your concerns about your son's marijuana use are valid.
Marijuana is a psychoactive substance, which can produce significant psychological effects by acting on the brain. Hence, marijuana abuse
has been associated with a variety of psychiatric disorders like anxiety
, panic attacks, agitation, psychosis
, mood instability
So, you can tell your son that it's not a question about being "open-minded" or not, but a question of the possible riks and harmful consequences these drugs can cause. However, without proper motivation from your son's side, it is difficult to help him. So, try to motivate him to see a psychiatrist
for a discussion and considering further management options.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar