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Teens with medical marijuana cards much likelier to say they’re addicted

Teens with medical marijuana cards much likelier to say they’re addicted, but few teens have them

Source:
University of Michigan. (2015, July 23). Teens with medical marijuana cards much likelier to say they’re addicted, but few teens have them. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 24, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150723140207.htm
ScienceDaily Summary:
Teens using marijuana for medical reasons are 10 times more likely to say they are hooked on marijuana than youth who get marijuana illegally, a new study shows. The study is the first to report on a nationally representative sample of 4,394 high school seniors and their legal or illegal medical marijuana use as it relates to other drug use. In the study, 48 teens had medical marijuana cards, but 266 teens used medical marijuana without a card.

Journal Reference:

  1. Carol J. Boyd, Philip T. Veliz, Sean Esteban McCabe. Adolescents’ Use of Medical Marijuana: A Secondary Analysis of Monitoring the Future DataJournal of Adolescent Health, 2015; 57 (2): 241 DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.04.008

 

I-Team: Legal medical marijuana cards used for illegal drug ops

I-Team: Legal medical marijuana cards used for illegal drug ops

Posted: Apr 28, 2014 3:33 PM EDT  Updated: Apr 28, 2014 7:05 PM EDT

By Katie Davis – email

http://www.turnto10.com/story/25369699/i-team-legal-medical-marijuana-cards-used-for-illegal-drug-operations

 

Medical Marijuana Use Among Adolescents in Substance Abuse Treatment

Medical Marijuana Use Among Adolescents in Substance Abuse Treatment

Stacy Salomonsen-Sautel, Ph.D., Joseph T. Sakai, M.D., Christian Thurstone, M.D.,Robin Corley, Ph.D., Christian Hopfer, M.D.

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  Volume 51, Issue 7 , Pages 694-702, July 2012 (published online 28 May 2012)  http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(12)00286-9/abstract

This study analyzed trends in use of diverted medical marijuana among 164 teens (age 14 to 18) treated at a residential rehab program in Colorado.  The article’s abstract reports that “Approximately 74% of the adolescents … reported using diverted medical marijuana a median of 50 times.”  Earlier age of marijuana use, the presence of more abuse and dependence symptoms and more conduct disorder symptoms were also noted among those using diverted medical marijuana.

                                                            Summary prepared by WTR-RI Research Team.

The abstract and article are available at  http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(12)00286-9/abstract

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