Teenagers less likely to take cannabis in states where it’s legal, study finds

High school students are ten per cent less likely to take cannabis in states where it has been legalised, a new study has found.

A team of academics, led by Mark Anderson, an associate professor at Montana State University, found that, despite concerns, the legalisation had actually decreased use among students.

Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalised recreational use of marijuana, following the lead set by Colorado and Washington in 2014. Illinois last month announced that it will in January become the 11th state to legalise the drug.

Researchers found an eight per cent drop in the number of high school students who said they used marijuana in the last 30 days, and a nine per cent drop in the number who said they had used it at least 10 times in the last 30 days.

The research was published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday.

... read more at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/09/teenagers-less-likely-take-cannabis-states-legal-study-finds/

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Teenagers less likely to take cannabis in states where it’s legal, study finds

High school students are ten per cent less likely to take cannabis in states where it has been legalised, a new study has found.

A team of academics, led by Mark Anderson, an associate professor at Montana State University, found that, despite concerns, the legalisation had actually decreased use among students.

Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalised recreational use of marijuana, following the lead set by Colorado and Washington in 2014. Illinois last month announced that it will in January become the 11th state to legalise the drug.

Researchers found an eight per cent drop in the number of high school students who said they used marijuana in the last 30 days, and a nine per cent drop in the number who said they had used it at least 10 times in the last 30 days.

The research was published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday.

... read more at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/09/teenagers-less-likely-take-cannabis-states-legal-study-finds/

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