Adolescents in substance abuse treatment report using someone else's medical marijuana

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 09:50 in Psychology & Sociology

Diverted medical marijuana use among adolescents receiving treatment for substance abuse is very common, according to new research. Study participants from two adolescent substance abuse treatment programs in the Denver metropolitan area were asked questions about their medical marijuana use. 121 of 164 adolescents (73.8%) reported using medical marijuana that had been recommended for someone else, also known as diverted medical marijuana, a median of 50 times.

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