WATCH: New study finds teen marijuana use is down!

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The University of Texas found that teen marijuana use is down 25% since 2012, suggesting legalization reduces the appealing sensationalism of prohibition.

HERB
Jul 19, 2015

This is great news!

A study by the University of Texas reports that since 2002, teens ages 12 to 17 are about 25% less likely to consume cannabis. One quarter — that is a substantial reduction!

These results suggest decriminalization, and even recreational legalization of cannabis, is deterring teens, perhaps dulling the sensationalism of a prohibited drug. If everyone is doing it, what’s the big deal?

This news isn’t incredibly surprising, given another report that found legalization has not increased underage consumption. However, a statistical decrease in teen marijuana use is even more influential, and particularly timely given its current buzz in the media.

Learn more about the study in the short clip below!

HERB
Jul 19, 2015