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Study Finds MMJ Laws Do Not Increase Adolescent Cannabis Use

Study Finds MMJ Laws Do Not Increase Adolescent Cannabis Use

Study Finds MMJ Laws Do Not Increase Adolescent Cannabis Use

Although a majority of Americans support medical cannabis, a small segment of the population still opposes its legalization for fear that it will lead to an increase in adolescent cannabis use; however, according to a new study published in the journal Addiction, that fear may be unfounded.

Study: High-Achieving Teens More Likely to Smoke Cannabis

UK Study: High-Achieving Teens More Likely to Smoke Cannabis

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.

Since Legalization in Washington State, Fewer Teens Perceive Marijuana as Harmful

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 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

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.


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