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Government-Funded Survey Finds Little Change in Teen Cannabis Use Despite States Legalizing

The results of the Monitoring the Future Survey invalidate claims by prohibitionists that liberalizing cannabis laws will increase teen usage. The survey was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse According to the survey: • Among 8th-graders, the rate of past-year cannabis use dropped significantly from 11.8% in 2015 to 9.4% in 2016; its …

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CDC: State Laws Legalizing Marijuana Use Associated With Declining Teen Use

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The passage of statewide laws regulating the consumption of cannabis by adults and/or qualified patients is not associated with increased rates of teen marijuana use, according to a statistical analysis of results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. CDC data reports that …

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Study: No Link Between Chronic Cannabis Use in Teens and Physical/Mental Health Issues

A 20-year study with over 400 participants has found that cannabis use among teens, even chronic long-term use, is not associated with physical and mental health problems later in life. “What we found was a little surprising,” says lead researcher Jordan Bechtold, a psychology research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “There were …

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Study: Teen Cannabis Use Declines Despite States Continuing to Legalize

The 2014 Monitoring the Future study, conducted by the University of Michigan and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, was released Tuesday morning. The annual survey of 40,000 8th-graders, 10th-graders and 12th-graders found that, despite increasing efforts to legalize the substance, teen cannabis use is on the decline. According to the study, teens reporting lifetime …

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