Medical Marijuana Laws and Adolescent Marijuana Use in the USA from 1991 to 2014: Results from Annual, Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys

Presents an analysis of how medical marijuana laws impact adolescent marijuana use, based on data collected over the course of a 24-year period. Results suggest the passage of state medical marijuana laws does not increase adolescent use of marijuana. However, overall, adolescent use is higher in states that ever passed a law than in other states.

 

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