Study: Teen Use Down in Legal Pot States

Well, isn’t this ironic? A new report suggests that legalized recreational marijuana has actually resulted in fewer youths toking it up. According to the paper published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics, the number of high school kids reporting use in the past 30 days dropped 8% in states with legalized recreational pot. There was a 9% drop among youth who reported using at least 10 times in the past 30 days. The study contradicts others which suggest no change in usage among teens.

If the numbers are correct, why do you think fewer teens reported recreational use? Is the number of corner drug dealers declining in legalized states?

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