Federal Survey (Once Again) Debunks the Myth that Marijuana Legalization Increases Youth Use

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WASHINGTON, DC — The results of an annual survey of U.S. middle and high school students released Tuesday once again invalidate claims that reforming marijuana laws and debating legalization will lead to increased marijuana use among teens.

According to the Monitoring the Future Survey sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):

  • Among 8th-graders, the rate of past-year marijuana use dropped significantly from 11.8%…

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