Going to College May Increase Risk of Marijuana Use

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Going to college may increase risk of marijuana use

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(Reuters Health) – College is increasingly a gateway for young adults in the U.S. to begin using marijuana and the risk keeps growing the more “normalized” pot use becomes, researchers say.

“We have been expecting marijuana use to increase among young adults,” lead author Richard Miech told Reuters Health in an email.

Young adults today as compared to those of the past are less likely to hold the belief that occasional marijuana use will negatively affect their health, said Miech.

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