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Legal MJ linked to lower use among teens

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Marijuana use among young people in the United Statesoverall has climbed in recent years, but a new paper suggests that in states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, marijuana use among youth may actually be falling.

Laws that legalized recreational marijuana were associated with an 8% drop in the number of high schoolers who said they used marijuana in the last 30 days, and a 9% drop in the number who said they'd used at least 10 times in the last 30 days, according to the paper published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday.

 

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aztek
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that is what they go by? what high schoolers told them?? lmao.  it all depends who you ask. 

it is gotten so bad in nyc that i see people smoking pot behind the wheel openly, not even afraid to get pulled over, it becoming a regular occurrence. if you spend 10-15 min on nyc roads you will smell weed coming from a car.

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Katniss
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It would be interesting to see a comparison among teens using tobacco vs marijuana now and several years in the future. And it would be interesting to see if they card everybody for marijuana just like they do now for tobacco and alcohol, so they think they can keep teens from buying it. Not that any of those regulations stop it from happening.

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aztek

wouldn't high schoolers be underage anyway? weed would be just as illegal for them as cigarettes and alcohol, so why bother asking them about legal weed they can't legally buy?

 

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Doc Socks Junior

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3 hours ago, aztek said:

wouldn't high schoolers be underage anyway? weed would be just as illegal for them as cigarettes and alcohol, so why bother asking them about legal weed they can't legally buy?

 

They ask teens about cigarettes and alcohol already.  Might as well ask what the point of that is.

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aztek
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9 minutes ago, Doc Socks Junior said:

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They ask teens about cigarettes and alcohol already.  Might as well ask what the point of that is.

not the same,  not in this context anyway.  obviously any weed they get would be from street dealers, no dispensaries will sell to kids.  so i do not see how this survey shows anything in regard to legal weed. 

it's like asking 5th graders how LGBT protection laws improved their sex life,

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Doc Socks Junior
1 hour ago, aztek said:

not the same,  not in this context anyway.  obviously any weed they get would be from street dealers, no dispensaries will sell to kids.  so i do not see how this survey shows anything in regard to legal weed. 

it's like asking 5th graders how LGBT protection laws improved their sex life,

You're missing the point. And that simile isn't similar at all.

It simply shows that in states that have legalized it, teens are using at a lower rate.  Thus, although the teens wouldn't be getting it from a dispensary, something about the legalization may be causing a lower rate of usage.

Who knows, maybe, street dealers sell less in stares with legalization. It'd make sense.  I dont see many bootleg liquor dealers around.

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aztek
8 hours ago, Doc Socks Junior said:

You're missing the point. And that simile isn't similar at all.

It simply shows that in states that have legalized it, teens are using at a lower rate.  Thus, although the teens wouldn't be getting it from a dispensary, something about the legalization may be causing a lower rate of usage.

Who knows, maybe, street dealers sell less in stares with legalization. It'd make sense.  I dont see many bootleg liquor dealers around.

you mean forbidden fruit effect is gone? maybe

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DieChecker

Lower rate of usage? Good, because studies show it may cause young adults some minor brain damage.

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