Our expert says:
what is important here is whether this is experimentation or more heavy use. Smoking dagga whilst trying to study for matric is a very bad idea. It affects concentration, motivation and short-term memory. You are well within your rights as a parent to be clear that this is not acceptable and although he may not realise it, it can have very adverse effects on his matric and consequently his future.
For further advice you can contact an organisation such as the Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre - their website address is www.drugcentre.org.za
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