The association between parental marijuana use and mother-child interactions
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Little is known about parents who use marijuana even though it is the most commonly used illicit substance in the world (Cooper & Haney, 2014). Previous research has shown negative outcomes for children of parents who use illicit substances (Kelley, Lawrence, Milletich, Hollis, & Henson, 2015; Riggs, Chou, & Pentz, 2009). Regular marijuana use has been linked to overall poorer mental health, and parents with poor mental health has been linked to maladaptive outcomes for their children later in life (Arseneault et al., 2002; Van Loon et al., 2014). Dynamic systems theory was used to quantify ...