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Legalizing marijuana has not increased use in teens

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According to new research, the rise in marijuana use among teens over the past 20 years has no significant connection to the legalization of medical marijuana.

Dr. Sulak’s comments:

Legalization of cannabis takes access to herb and education on how to use it away from drug dealers and into the hands of patients, caregivers, and responsible law-abiding citizens. As the trend progresses, I expect we’ll see little change in the incidence of cannabis use by teenagers, but I do expect most segments of society to demonstrate more moderate and appropriate use. Moving forward, we’ll have to take precautions against misleading advertising, contamination with adulterants, and isolation of individual compounds, like those common in the tobacco and alcohol industry, which may be expected as more corporations hurry to get involved in the legal green rush.  Read article

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