Legalizing medical marijuana does not increase use among youth, study suggests

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 21:30 in Psychology & Sociology

Researchers studied whether legalizing medical marijuana in Rhode Island would be likely to increase its use among youths. Based on their analysis of 32,570 students, they found that while marijuana use was common throughout the study period, there were no statistically significant differences in marijuana use between states where medical marijuana was legal and where it was illegal in any year.

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