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The study found no evidence of an increase in adolescents reporting 30 days of marijuana use or heavy marijuana use in connection with the enactment of state medical marijuana law.
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There have been many studies looking at teenage use and cannabis, considering whether legal marijuana actually causes more young adults to score high.
A recent study on the subject followed in the footsteps of several previous studies and came to the same conclusion: There is no correlation between US states with legal medical marijuana and weed use among teenagers.
Researchers from Harvard University, John Hopkins, and the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, published in Substance Abuse, reviewed data from 46 states collected over a 24-year period.
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Investigators found that there was no evidence that medical marijuana programs led to increased cannabis use among teenagers. Overall, states with legal medical marijuana had fewer cases of teenagers using cannabis.
“This study found no evidence of an increase in adolescents who reported 30 days of marijuana use or heavy marijuana use associated with government MML between 1991 and 2015 [medical marijuana law] Entry into force or operational MML pharmacies, ”wrote the authors of the study.
Marijuana use in young adults has long been a problem for some who believe that acceptance of the herb makes teenagers more interested in trying these substances during a time in their life when their brains are not fully trained. However, there are plenty of studies to suggest that it doesn’t.
Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law, stated in a statement: “These data, compiled from 46 countries over more than two decades, clearly show that access to medical cannabis is appropriate Legislation can be regulated safely, effectively and that does not inadvertently affect young people’s habits. These findings should reassure politicians and others that the real world experiences of states with medicinal cannabis are a success from both a public health and a public safety perspective. “
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