Legalizing Pot Decreases Usage Among Younger People

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Published on July 9, 2019 - Duration: 01:20s

Legalizing Pot Decreases Usage Among Younger People

Legalizing Pot Decreases Usage Among Younger People A new report says youths are smoking less marijuana in U.S. areas where the drug has been declared legal.

The analysis, which used figures from 1993 until 2017, can be found in the medical journal 'JAMA Pediatrics.'

Montana State professor Mark Anderson, one of the paper's authors, adds that legalization for medical reasons was not a factor.

Mark Anderson, via report According to the report, legalization has contributed to an 8% fall in pot use by high schoolers over the last month.

It adds that there is a 9% decrease for those who smoked marijuana over 10 times in that same period.

Stanford professor of pediatrics Bonnie Halpern-Felsher says it may be due to pot sales in the street declining.

Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, via CNN

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