One other yr the place hashish legalization does not seem to up adolescent use

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Government guidance and cannabis research teach the aforesaid populations to be more conscious.

There is “growing body of scientific literature showing that marijuana regulation policies can be implemented in a manner that provides access for adults while simultaneously limiting youth access and misuse,” notes NORML. There is “growing body of scientific literature showing that marijuana regulation policies can be implemented in a manner that provides access for adults while simultaneously limiting youth access and misuse,” notes NORML. Photo by PeopleImages / iStock / Getty Images Plus

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A new US analysis shows legalization of cannabis has not resulted in increased use among adolescents and despite an open market in many states has not made it easier for young people to access the plant.

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Published by the Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education and Regulation (CPEAR), the analysis balks many arguments by those who oppose legalization, primarily related to weed’s impact on young people, whose brains are still in development.

While many opposed to legalization argue that accepting the drug is a risky proposition, thereby potentially exposing teens and young adults to drugs that may have secondary side effects, it appears that is not CPEAR’s take.

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The group reports that government guidance and cannabis research teach the aformentioned populations to be more conscious, as well as helps to prevent underage use of cannabis.

“CPEAR believes local communities should be at the core of any effort to reduce youth use and misuse of cannabis. These efforts include afterschool programs comprised of measurable targets on a timely basis,” notes the report.

The analysis is the latest commenting on legal marijuana and suggesting there is little to no impact on teen and young adult use.

In December 2021, a survey from the University of Michigan indicated that teens had lowered their cannabis use over the past year. “The percentage of students who reported using marijuana (in all forms, including smoking and vaping) within the past year decreased significantly for eighth, 10th, and 12th grade students,” study authors wrote.

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Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, says these results demonstrate that marijuana regulation policies have a positive impact on young people.

“These latest findings add to the growing body of scientific literature showing that marijuana regulation policies can be implemented in a manner that provides access for adults while simultaneously limiting youth access and misuse,” Armentano notes in an email.

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