Student/Youth Usage Studies
Researchers Allege Increase in Youth Marijuana Use Following Decrim Law
February 17, 2015 - Having failed to find evidence that Prop 215 increased teen MJ use in CA, researchers are now alleging an increase in youth marijuana use following adoption of CA's decriminalization bill in 2011. Unfortunately, the CA AG stopped conducting its biennial surveys of student drug use, so it's difficult to confirm these figures. Read more.
Medical Marijuana Laws Don’t Increase Adolescent Use, Study Says
July 12, 2013 - Medical marijuana laws have no effect on the likelihood a young person will smoke pot, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health and conducted by researchers at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine.
CALIFORNIA SURVEY SHOWS STUDENT MARIJUANA USE STABLE, PRESCRIPTION DRUG USE HIGH
Jan 30, 2009 -- The newly released biennial Attorney General's Survey of Student Drug Use in California shows that marijuana use among 7th. 9th and 11th graders remained stable during 2007-8, but reports an "alarming rate" of prescription drug abuse.
STUDENT POT USE DECLINES IN CALIFORNIA FOLLOWING APPROVAL OF PROPOSITION 215
Use of marijuana by California students has declined since passage of Proposition 215. Biennial surveys of student drug use released by the state Attorney General's office show that marijuana use peaked around 1996, the same year Prop. 215 was approved, and declined continually in subsequent years through 2004.
Sources of good information about youth and drugs:
From Chocolate to Morphine by Andrew Weil
Safety First by Marsha Rosenbaum