Study: Perceived Risk of Marijuana Use Influenced by Gender, Age, Household Income

Study: Perceived Risk of Marijuana Use Influenced by Gender, Age, Household Income

BALTIMORE, MD — Females are nearly twice as likely as males to perceive the regular use of marijuana as risky behavior, according to findings published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Investigators at John Hopkins University and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health analyzed data from 614,579 participants in the 2002-2012 National Survey on Drug Use and correlated demographic characteristics with subjects’ beliefs regarding marijuana’s perceived risks.

Researchers reported that female…

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