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

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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

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)

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