Teen Cannabis Use Continues to Drop in States that Legalized Marijuana
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Teen Cannabis Use Continues to Drop in States that Legalized Marijuana

According to a federally funded study, legal states have seen underage consumption decrease since repealing prohibition.

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December 19, 2018

Cannabis legalization does not lead to increased use by young people, according to a federally funded study. In fact, legal states have seen underage consumption decrease since repealing prohibition.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has released the latest iteration of the regular Monitoring the Future survey, evaluating the drug habits of American eighth, tenth and twelfth graders. This newest addition continues to show that teen cannabis consumption has actually dropped since states began legalizing the substance back in 2012. And while teens are more likely to believe frequent or occasional cannabis use is not harmful, they also believe it is harder to obtain now.

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