Medical Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Drive Teens to Pot Use: Study

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State laws regulating the use and dispensing of medical marijuana are not associated with increased cannabis use rates among young people, according to findings published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Researchers at Brandeis University and Harvard Medical School assessed adolescent marijuana use patterns in 45 states between the years 1991 to 2011. Authors reported “little evidence for an increase in past-30-day marijuana use,…

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