Not as Many Teens Interested in Marijuana

By Wendy Anderson.

Data from a  biennial nation-wide study of more than 100,000 teenagers by Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore was assessed by the US Center for Disease and Control’s National Youth Risk Behavior Survey for the years of 1999 to 2013. They found that, surprisingly, the number of self-reported users is significantly lower today than it was 15 years previously.

It was reported that lifetime use of cannabis fell during this period. The percentage of those that responded reporting monthly cannabis consumption and/or use prior to the age of 13 had also declined.

The study found the use of other drugs including hallucinogens and cocaine had fallen as well. Alcohol and cigarette consumption had gone down too.

What’s more surprising, is results from an entirely different study from the University of Texas assessing the disapproval of marijuana by young people also reports a significant increase of youths age 12-14 who disapprove of marijuana use over the last decade.

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