Women’s perception of adolescent marijuana use in a hispanic seasonal farm worker community

A qualitative study

Mariano Kanamori, Jessica Weissman, Mario De La Rosa, James Melton, Mariana Sanchez, Patria Rojas, Mary Jo Trekpa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

We examined the perception of adolescent children’s marijuana use and its consequences in the Hispanic seasonal farmworking community of South Florida via three focus groups with Hispanic adult female seasonal workers (n = 29). The women described how adolescents’ marijuana use increased over the past five years. Social networks for marijuana use were reported near schools and bus stations. Although participants expressed concern over adolescent marijuana use and involvement in selling marijuana, they reported that their job demands preclude their ability to supervise their children. Participants do not report unlawful marijuana use due to fear of deportation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-355
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2018
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

farm worker
Cannabis
Hispanic Americans
adolescent
seasonal worker
community
job demand
deportation
selling
social network
anxiety
Aptitude
ability
Motor Vehicles
Focus Groups
Social Support
school
Fear
Farmers
Group

Keywords

  • Drug abuse
  • Hispanic children
  • Hispanics
  • marijuana
  • seasonal workers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)

Cite this

Women’s perception of adolescent marijuana use in a hispanic seasonal farm worker community : A qualitative study. / Kanamori, Mariano; Weissman, Jessica; De La Rosa, Mario; Melton, James; Sanchez, Mariana; Rojas, Patria; Trekpa, Mary Jo.

In: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Vol. 17, No. 3, 03.07.2018, p. 345-355.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kanamori, Mariano ; Weissman, Jessica ; De La Rosa, Mario ; Melton, James ; Sanchez, Mariana ; Rojas, Patria ; Trekpa, Mary Jo. / Women’s perception of adolescent marijuana use in a hispanic seasonal farm worker community : A qualitative study. In: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. 2018 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 345-355.
@article{6d955590a7be40e1a11450d556f2f028,
title = "Women’s perception of adolescent marijuana use in a hispanic seasonal farm worker community: A qualitative study",
abstract = "We examined the perception of adolescent children’s marijuana use and its consequences in the Hispanic seasonal farmworking community of South Florida via three focus groups with Hispanic adult female seasonal workers (n = 29). The women described how adolescents’ marijuana use increased over the past five years. Social networks for marijuana use were reported near schools and bus stations. Although participants expressed concern over adolescent marijuana use and involvement in selling marijuana, they reported that their job demands preclude their ability to supervise their children. Participants do not report unlawful marijuana use due to fear of deportation.",
keywords = "Drug abuse, Hispanic children, Hispanics, marijuana, seasonal workers",
author = "Mariano Kanamori and Jessica Weissman and {De La Rosa}, Mario and James Melton and Mariana Sanchez and Patria Rojas and Trekpa, {Mary Jo}",
year = "2018",
month = "7",
day = "3",
doi = "10.1080/15332640.2016.1230727",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "17",
pages = "345--355",
journal = "Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse",
issn = "1533-2640",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Women’s perception of adolescent marijuana use in a hispanic seasonal farm worker community

T2 - A qualitative study

AU - Kanamori, Mariano

AU - Weissman, Jessica

AU - De La Rosa, Mario

AU - Melton, James

AU - Sanchez, Mariana

AU - Rojas, Patria

AU - Trekpa, Mary Jo

PY - 2018/7/3

Y1 - 2018/7/3

N2 - We examined the perception of adolescent children’s marijuana use and its consequences in the Hispanic seasonal farmworking community of South Florida via three focus groups with Hispanic adult female seasonal workers (n = 29). The women described how adolescents’ marijuana use increased over the past five years. Social networks for marijuana use were reported near schools and bus stations. Although participants expressed concern over adolescent marijuana use and involvement in selling marijuana, they reported that their job demands preclude their ability to supervise their children. Participants do not report unlawful marijuana use due to fear of deportation.

AB - We examined the perception of adolescent children’s marijuana use and its consequences in the Hispanic seasonal farmworking community of South Florida via three focus groups with Hispanic adult female seasonal workers (n = 29). The women described how adolescents’ marijuana use increased over the past five years. Social networks for marijuana use were reported near schools and bus stations. Although participants expressed concern over adolescent marijuana use and involvement in selling marijuana, they reported that their job demands preclude their ability to supervise their children. Participants do not report unlawful marijuana use due to fear of deportation.

KW - Drug abuse

KW - Hispanic children

KW - Hispanics

KW - marijuana

KW - seasonal workers

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85006256458&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85006256458&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/15332640.2016.1230727

DO - 10.1080/15332640.2016.1230727

M3 - Article

VL - 17

SP - 345

EP - 355

JO - Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse

JF - Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse

SN - 1533-2640

IS - 3

ER -