Marijuana Use May Not Increase Among Teens In States Where Medical Marijuana Is Legal

The New York Times (6/16, A14, Carey, Subscription Publication) reports, “Marijuana use did not increase among teenagers in the states in which medical marijuana has become legal,” according to a study published online June 16 in The Lancet Psychiatry. The study, which “covered a 24-year period and was based on surveys of more than one million adolescents in 48 states,” reveals, however, that “states that had legalized medical use had higher prevailing rates of teenage marijuana use before enacting the laws, compared with states where the drug remains illegal.”

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— “Medical Use of Marijuana Doesn’t Increase Youths’ Use, Study Finds,” Benedict Carey, New York Times, June 15, 2015.

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