Pot Use with Youth Stable During Legalization

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Pot use among high school students has shrunk during recreational cannabis legalization, study from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and prevention shows.

The biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), published on Friday, analyzed life use among youth in addition to the distinct measure of present (or beyond 30-day) pot intake.

It found that life pot ingestion”improved during 2009–2013 and then diminished during 2013–2019.” Continue reading “Pot Use with Youth Stable During Legalization”

Legalizing Pot Decreases Youth Marijuana Treatment Admissions

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Does marijuana for adults result in a tidal wave of adolescents heading to cure? Not according to a new study from Temple University, in which investigators actually discovered declines in youth entrance rates for difficulty pot usage in two lawful nations.

If that is occurring, the analysis found that treatment admissions info to date show no indication of it.

“Our results imply that [recreational marijuana legalization] at Colorado and Washington wasn’t related to a rise in treatment admissions,” the analysis concluded. “Instead, we see a significant decrease in admissions rates across US states, together with signs indicating a larger decrease in Colorado/Washington after RML when compared with non-RML nations, although this difference wasn’t important.” Continue reading “Legalizing Pot Decreases Youth Marijuana Treatment Admissions”