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Nothing Like Big Tobacco, Part 2.0

The 2014 Monitoring the Future report issued by the University of Michigan and the National Institutes on Drug Abuse indicated that, in the midst of increased national discussion about cannabis policy, and the incipient legalization of the plant in two states at the time of the study, teen use of the plant continued to decline.

It is interesting to note that while adolescent use rates decline, adults are increasingly choosing marijuana for both therapeutic and social use. The (conducted by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) notes that between 2002 and 2013, “Current marijuana use among 12 to 17 year olds declined from 8.2 percent in 2002 to 6.8 percent in 2005, remained similar through 2008, then increased to 7.9 percent in 2011 before decreasing again to 7.2 percent in 2012 and 7.1 percent in 2013.”

It is interesting to note that while adolescent use rates decline, adults are increasingly choosing marijuana for both therapeutic and social use. The results of the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (conducted by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) notes that between 2002 and 2013, “Current marijuana use among 12 to 17 year olds declined from 8.2 percent in 2002 to 6.8 percent in 2005, remained similar through 2008, then increased to 7.9 percent in 2011 before decreasing again to 7.2 percent in 2012 and 7.1 percent in 2013.”

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