The opposition to cannabis re-legalization says the change will mean more young people will use cannabis. What’s the data say?
Self-reported marijuana use by teenagers has declined since 2010, according to annual survey data compiled by the University of Michigan.
Authors state that adolescents’ use of cannabis has fallen slightly since 2010, while respondents’ self-reported use of other drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, are at near-record lows. Young people also reported finding it harder to access cannabis, a trend that has stayed consistent since the late-1990s.
The conclusions are consistent with other studies finding that the enactment of state laws permitting the use of marijuana for medical or social purposes is not associated with overall rises in cannabis use by young people.
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The percentage of young people who report having driven under the influence of alcohol and marijuana combined has fallen significantly, according to data published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Between the years 2002 through 2014, the reported prevalence of marijuana and alcohol use prior to driving fell from 2.3 percent to 1.4 percent among those age 16 to 20 and from 3.1 percent to 1.9 percent among those age 21 to 25. Studies report that the use of the two substances combined is associated with additive adverse effects on various measurements of psychomotor performance.
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Here’s thought. A regulated market for cannabis would make it harder still for those underage to get their hands on cannabis. Just sayin’.
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