The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) stated the following in its Jan. 2014 position statement titled "Marijuana and Children," published at

“NASN recognizes this overwhelming evidence about the significant negative effects of marijuana use among young people. Therefore, NASN supports that the health and wellness of children in the United States is best served by adhering to medical evidence that smoked marijuana for medicinal use is not recommended for this age group… The well-documented, serious cognitive effects; health implications; and safety concerns of recreational marijuana use lead NASN to conclude that the legal availability of marijuana presents more accessibility to the student population and, therefore, puts students at higher risk of use and health consequences.”

Jan. 2014