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.
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Since Legalization in Washington State, Fewer Teens Perceive Pot as Harmful
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.
Despite Legalization in Some States, Fewer U.S. Teens Can Easily Find Pot
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.
Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Have Limited Effect on Teen Use
A talking point often used in the argument over the legalization of medical marijuana is that it will increase marijuana use among teens and young adults; however, according to a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, that may not necessarily be true.
Study: More Parents and Seniors Using Marijuana
A common argument against the legalization of marijuana is that it will increase the number of teens using the substance; however, new information seems to suggest that legalization has had the most profound effect on parents, not teenagers.
Oregon Health Authority Launches Youth Marijuana Prevention Program
On July 6, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority announced the launch of a new advertising campaign to combat teen marijuana use. Dubbed “Stay True to You,” the campaign used focus groups and research to formulate a message that would resonate with younger audiences.
Colorado Begins Accepting Applications for Marijuana Research Grants
On June 30, 2016, the Colorado Department of Health began accepting applications for its Retail Marijuana Health Monitoring program.
Justin Trudeau May Have Made the Best Case for Legal Pot Ever
Speaking Wednesday at an economic conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made one of the more buttoned-down, straight-edged arguments for marijuana legalization I’ve heard in recent years.
Teen Marijuana Use Declines Despite Fewer Perceived Risks
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.
Study Finds No Link Between Marijuana Use and Drops in IQ
Both parents and opponents of marijuana reform fear that early marijuana use may permanently damage a teenager’s intelligence quotient, but new scientific findings may serve to ease such anxieties.
New Australian Anti-Marijuana PSAs Featuring Sloth Monsters Flop
A rich tradition of anti-marijuana propaganda has been embraced by cannabis fans, stretching back to the film “Reefer Madness” in the 1930’s and continuing today in New South Wales, Australia, where a new series of public service announcements depicts stoners as confused anthropomorphic sloth creatures.
Study: No Link Between Teen Marijuana Use and Mental Illness
When it comes to the marijuana debate, no group is invoked more often than the teenagers of America. According to some politicians, if marijuana is legalized, our teenagers will all become drop out dopers with a slew of physical and mental illnesses.
Despite Legal Marijuana, Teen Drug Use Declines
Earlier this year we reported that teen drug use has been shown to decline as marijuana laws become more liberalized.
Despite Worries, Success for Cannabis Users
While people point and make generalizations about cannabis’ impact on IQ, they neglect to consider the other side, where some folks turn out just fine and contribute to society.
New Study: Marijuana Doesn’t Lower IQ
A common argument against legalizing marijuana is the assumed effect it has on cognitive abilities. The caricature of the burnt-out stoner is an all too common sight in today’s media.
Marijuana Reform Study: No Negative Effects on Teens
Despite arguments that relaxing or completely eliminating marijuana prohibition will lead to negative social consequences; there is a mounting body of evidence to contradict those claims.
New Study: Colorado’s Teen Pot Use Drops
For years opponents of cannabis reform have argued that legalizing marijuana will drive children into the arms of Mary-Jane, like some kind of green pied piper leading children down the path of indolence and excessive snack food consumption.