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Teens Don’t Smoke More Pot After Medical Marijuana Laws Passed, Study Finds

Medical Marijuana Posted Jun 16 2015

Those opposing marijuana have always used the argument that legalized cannabis will put our children at risk and increase the use of the pot amongst teenagers. This new study from Columbia University disproves that with polling over a million teenagers over 24 years. The study found that there was no significant increased risk after legalizing medical marijuana. Legalized cannabis should not be seen as a danger to our youth and communities, but instead welcomed responsibly.

The researchers found no discernible impact in the 21 states that had legalized the drug for medical use. “The risk of marijuana use in states before passing medical marijuana laws did not differ significantly from the risk after medical marijuana laws were passed,” the co-authors

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