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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

 

Gateway to Curiosity: Medical Marijuana Ads and Intention and Use During Middle School.

Adolescents who view medical marijuana ads more likely to use the drug, study finds

Source:
RAND Corporation. (2015, July 6). Adolescents who view medical marijuana ads more likely to use the drug, study finds. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 9, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150706154858.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:
A new study raises questions about whether there is a need to revise prevention programming for youth as the availability, visibility and legal status of marijuana changes. The report found that adolescents who saw advertising for medical marijuana were more likely to either report using marijuana or say they planned to use the substance in the future.

Journal Reference:

  1. Elizabeth J. D’Amico, Jeremy N. V. Miles, Joan S. Tucker. Gateway to Curiosity: Medical Marijuana Ads and Intention and Use During Middle School.Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 2015; DOI: 10.1037/adb0000094

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Massachusetts

WTR-RI Research & Analysis Team Note:

Following are links to two Associated Press Stories that appeared in the Providence Journal recently.  They describe some of the regulations with respect to product safety and on site practices dispensaries in Massachusetts must follow.

The Providence Journal:  June 20, 2015; Section: Rhode Island; Page A5
Baker approves waiver for state’s first pot dispensary 
By Steve LeBlanc The Associated Press

http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/ProJo/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VFBKLzIwMTUvMDYvMjA.&pageno=NQ..&entity=QXIwMDUwNg..&view=ZW50aXR5

The Providence Journal:  June 25, 2015; Section: Rhode Island; Page A2
First dispensary in Massachusetts opens 
The Associated Press
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