One of the main stipulations for cannabis dispensaries across the United States is that they not be located within a certain distance to schools. The main reason, of course, is that close proximity to cannabis could theoretically encourage youth use. Not so, says a study from the Journal of Adolescent Health.
The researchers found that out of 117 random schools that fell in districts with different specifications for medical marijuana, not one was impacted in the way of youth cannabis use rates from the past month. It didn’t matter how close in proximity the school and dispensary were, the prices of pot didn’t factor in, nor did the variety of strains.
These are astonishing statistics to many people, especially anti-drug warriors who are quite often asking the seemingly pertinent question, “What about the children?”