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Teen marijuana use increasing again since 2009 but down overall since 1999.

Teen marijuana use down despite greater availability

Concerns abound over whether laws legalizing pot for medical, recreational use will get drug into hands of more young people

Source:
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2015, September 15). Teen marijuana use down despite greater availability: Concerns abound over whether laws legalizing pot for medical, recreational use will get drug into hands of more young people. ScienceDaily. Retrieved September 16, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150915141045.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:
Marijuana use among American high school students is significantly lower today than it was 15 years ago, despite the legalization in many states of marijuana for medical purposes, a move toward decriminalization of the drug and the approval of its recreational use in a handful of places, new research suggests.
Journal Reference:

  1. Renee M. Johnson, Brian Fairman, Tamika Gilreath, Ziming Xuan, Emily F. Rothman, Taylor Parnham, C. Debra M. Furr-Holden. Past 15-year trends in adolescent marijuana use: Differences by race/ethnicity and sexDrug and Alcohol Dependence, 2015; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.08.025
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