Right-wingers: give your hands a break from all that wringing.
The passing of medical marijuana legislation across the United States hasn’t resulted in more teens taking up cannabis use, a new study has found.
“We found no evidence of an effect of [medical marijuana law] enactment in any [marijuana use] outcome for both men and women aged 12–17,” Columbia University researchers wrote in the journal Prevention Science. “Due to developmental concerns, [medical marijuana laws] are explicitly designed to restrict access to youth. As such, the lack of change in [marijuana use] outcomes among youth could reflect [medical marijuana laws] being implemented as intended.”
Teens may not have been impacted by the adoption of medical marijuana laws, but those over the age of 26 were. The researchers found that cannabis use has increased in this demographic in states with medical marijuana legislation.
“Regression modeling showed that there was not a statistically significant increase in