‘Fake Weed’ Linked to More Risk-Taking Than Real Marijuana

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'Fake weed' linked to more risk-taking than real marijuana

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Teens who use “fake weed,” or synthetic cannabis, may be more likely to engage in risky behaviors than those who use only marijuana, a new study finds.

High school students in the study who used synthetic cannabinoids had a much greater likelihood of using other drugs and engaging in risky sexual behaviors compared to high school students who had used only marijuana, researchers found.

The researchers found that 9 percent of students reported having used synthetic cannabinoids at some point.

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