Marijuana legalization linked to decline in teen use, study finds

A new study published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics suggests that teenagers are less likely to use cannabis in US states where the drug is legal, according to 5mag.

The study analyzed a vast amount of data from the Center for Disease Control, which collected reports from more than 1.4 million US high school students about marijuana use between 1993 and 2017.

Within that period, a total of 27 states legalized medical marijuana, while seven states legalized recreational cannabis.

The research found that marijuana use among teens didn’t change much following the legalization of medical marijuana. However, in states that legalized recreational use, the number of teens who said they smoked pot in the past 30 days fell 8 per cent while the number who’ve claimed to have consumed it more than 10 times dropped by nine per cent.

The study does not conclusively

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