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Teens with medical marijuana cards much likelier to say they’re addicted, but few teens have them
- 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.
- Carol J. Boyd, Philip T. Veliz, Sean Esteban McCabe. Adolescents’ Use of Medical Marijuana: A Secondary Analysis of Monitoring the Future Data. Journal 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
Posted: Apr 28, 2014 3:33 PM EDT Updated: Apr 28, 2014 7:05 PM EDT
By Katie Davis – email
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