Marijuana use and abuse rates decline among US teens

By: Sam Levin, The Guardian  Rates  of adolescent marijuana use and abuse have declined across the US, according to an unprecedented study that casts doubts on one of the central arguments against legalizing weed. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis surveyed 216,852 teenagers from all 50 states and found that […]

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Teens Smoking Marijuana Daily are 60% Less Likely to Finish Schooling

Image: Laura Smith “American Teen” Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ by: Mayra Vargas ACS’ After-School Counseling Program Intern Teens who smoke weed/marijuana daily have a lesser chance of finishing high school and even less chance of finishing college. According to the Washington Post article “Study: Teens who smoke weed daily are 60% less likely to complete high school than […]

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Although youth narcotics use is down, potency of ‘street drugs’ is up

Source: Palo Alto Online By: Chris Kenrick Use of narcotics — like those allegedly ingested by the Palo Alto 18-year-old who was arrested after trespassing and fighting residents on Colorado Avenue Friday, April 4 — has declined among local youth, according to survey data. But police and youth counselors said the increased potency of many […]

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Use of Pot in Teen Years Linked to IQ Decline by Age 30

As recent studies have shown that marijuana use is extremely popular with adolescents, more so than alcohol and tobacco, further research, just released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that habitually smoking marijuana before age 18 showed an eight-point drop in IQ between the ages of 13 and 38, a considerable […]

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Medical Marijuana Sharing Amongst Adolescents

As medicinal marijuana is more available in some states, via legal marijuana dispensaries, a new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine found that it is very common for adolescents in substance abuse treatment programs to use medical marijuana recommended to someone else (also known as “diverted” medical marijuana). The study, “Medical Marijuana […]

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