Study: More Young People Perceive Marijuana to be Harmful Following Passage of Medical Marijuana Laws

Study: More Young People Perceive Marijuana to be Harmful Following Passage of Medical Marijuana Laws

The enactment of medical marijuana laws is associated with an increase in the percentage of 8th graders perceiving the substance to be harmful, according to survey data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction.

A team of investigators from Columbia University, the University of California at Davis, the University of Michigan, and Boston University evaluated whether students’ perceptions of marijuana had changed following the legalization of medical cannabis in their states.

Authors reported that the passage of medical…

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