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03 November 2011

Pot use unaffected by marijuana law

The legalisation of medical marijuana in some states has raised concerns that it will increase the availability and appeal of the drug among youth.

The legalisation of medical marijuana in some states has raised concerns that it will increase the availability and appeal of the drug among youth, but new research suggests no such link.

The investigators analyzed survey data from almost 33,000 students and found that marijuana use was common throughout the study period, and a comparison of the two states revealed that there were no statistically significant differences in marijuana use in any given year.

 
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