Category: teen use

Colorado Teens Are Using Less Drugs in the Years Since Legalization

A study that was once the backbone of certain arguments for prohibitionists is now proof that cannabis activists were right. The latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, which has previously been cited by opponents of legalization, is now showing that teen use in Colorado has significantly declined in the years since Amendment 64 was implemented. One of the biggest arguments from opponents of cannabis legalization is the harm it could impose on teens and kids in the community. States have banned certain cannabis candy shapes and some types of edibles outright, and put forth requirements for packaging...

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New Study Shows Youth Marijuana Use has Not Gone Up in Washington

Getty A new cost-benefit analysis of Washington’s marijuana legalization law by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy shows that cannabis use among young people is not on the rise, as some who favor prohibition predicted with the passage of I-502 in 2012. In fact, according to a biannual survey of school-age children in Washington, marijuana use among those in sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th grades has been stable or declining since the passage of I-502. Among 10th graders, for example, marijuana use (in the preceding year) went from 20% of those surveyed in 2010 to about 17% of...

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