Washington’s pot law hasn’t meant more use by kids, new study says

Washington’s pot law hasn’t meant more use by kids, new study says

September 1, 2017 |

Youth use of pot and cannabis-abuse treatment admissions have not increased in Washington since marijuana was legalized, according to a new analysis by the state Legislature’s think tank.

Under Initiative 502, the state’s legal-pot law, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) is required to conduct periodic cost-benefit analyses of legalization on issues ranging from drugged-driving to prenatal use of marijuana.

One of those reports was due Friday after three years of legal sales. But the report was limited in scope to just a few impacts — including the degree of youth use and adult use, treatment admissions and criminal convictions.

Washington’s pot law hasn’t meant more use by kids, new study says






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