More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age.
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Colorado teens are using marijuana at the lowest rate in a decade, and the rates at which the same group of children are using it continues to decline.
Canadian teens curious about cannabis will be the target of a new awareness campaign being launched by Health Canada.
A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug.
Reports continue to emerge of young teens overdosing and sometimes dying due to the use of drugs containing fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid. Smoking pot is different than popping pills, but the risk for the government is that the lines might get blurred quite quickly in the eyes of parents who are trying to protect their kids from the current opioid threat.
An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.
A new study from the United Kingdom has revealed academically high-achieving students are two times as likely to smoke marijuana during their teen years. The nine-year study of 6,059 school children was conducted by researchers at University College London. The study was published in the medical journal BMJ Open.
A new study released in JAMA Pediatrics reveals younger teenagers in Washington state have a decreased perception of marijuana’s harmfulness and an increased likelihood of use, mirroring national trends. “Across the country there has been a decreased perception of risk and an increase in marijuana use among adolescents,” Magdalena Cerda, lead author of the study, said.
DENVER, Dec. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The federal government quietly published new national survey data this week that shows rates of teen marijuana use in Colorado and Washington — the first two states to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use — decreased more than the national average in 2014-2015.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The results of an annual survey of U.S. middle and high school students released Tuesday invalidate claims that reforming marijuana laws and debating legalization will lead to increased marijuana use among teens.
Despite marijuana legalization in some states, new data from an ongoing survey reveals fewer 8th graders know how to find pot easily. In 2016, the Monitoring the Future survey revealed, 34.6 percent of 8th graders self-reported they could easily access weed, down 2.4 percent from the previous year.
Teen use of marijuana in Colorado has slipped lower despite the state’s legalization of recreational pot for adults. However, according to the latest biannual survey by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, high school students’ use of marijuana slightly decreased after the state allowed licensed retailers to sell pot in 2014.
A common argument against the legalization of marijuana is that it will decrease the substance’s perceived harm and lead to an increase of use among teenagers.
The anti-marijuana organization SMART Colorado has been making hay with the recent report released by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which is a federal anti-drug task force.
In the last few years, with the advent of more portable personal vaporizers, “vaping” has become immensely popular, especially among teens.
According to a new study conducted by the RAND Corporation, children who are exposed to medical marijuana advertisements are more likely to use marijuana in the future.
One of the common arguments used by those that oppose medical marijuana is that medical marijuana reform would lead to increased teen drug use, but the facts just don’t bear out those assumptions.
As 2014 comes to a close, so too does the first year of legal recreational marijuana sales. There were a lot of expectations placed upon the marijuana industry coming into the year.
The year 2014 may be looked back on as the watershed for nationwide legalization of marijuana hitting the tipping point.