Although marijuana’s opposing forces are always quick to spew propaganda about legalization leading to an increase in use among teens, the latest federal data reveals these claims to be untrue.
A new Monitoring the Future study, which is an annual product of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), shows that students attending eighth, tenth and twelfth grade all across the United States are not consuming any more marijuana now than have in the past twenty years.
Interestingly, the federal government anticipated that as more states moved to legalize the leaf, not to mention the more relaxed attitudes that the population seems to have regarding the safety of the substance, there would be more teenagers out there getting high.
U.S. Health officials say that while there has been an increase in adult use (18-24), adolescent use has remained mostly stagnant.
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