Study: Easing of Cannabis Laws Not Associated with Higher Acceptance or Use by Adolescents

marijuanaA new study published this week in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse has found that the use of cannabis by young adolescents is falling while their disapproval of its use is rising, despite cannabis laws easing in many states.

Using a sample size of over 400,000 individuals between the ages of 12 and 25, researchers found that the percentage of those age 12 to 14 who strongly disapprove of cannabis use rose significantly during the 11 year period between 2002 and 2013. The percentage of those in that age group who report having used cannabis in the past year also fell.

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