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Washington state teens are toking less since cannabis was legalized, new study says

Washington state teens are toking less since cannabis was legalized, new study says

| December 19, 2018

Cannabis use by teenagers in Washington has dropped since the drug was legalized in 2012, according to a study published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study comprised two years of data, from 2014-2016, and showed decreases in marijuana usage by teens in middle- and high school. Use among 8th graders dropped from 9.8 to 7.3 percent over that period and among 10th graders, use fell from 19.8 to 17.8 percent. Use by seniors remained flat at just over one in four students, 26.7 percent, during that period, according the study.

Legal age to consume marijuana in Washington is 21.

Washington state teens are toking less since cannabis was legalized, new study says






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