420 with CNW — AMA Study Shows Cannabis Legalization Hasn’t Increased Youth Marijuana Use

September 14, 2021 16:25:11

When cannabis drug reform was just starting to gain steam, many a prohibitionist argued that legalizing cannabis would increase access and directly lead to an increase in marijuana use by the youth. However, things have played out differently, with most states having legal cannabis markets reporting no increase in youth drug use after they launched recreational or medical cannabis sales. A new study on adolescent cannabis consumption that was recently published in a prominent scientific journal has now joined the growing body of literature that has found no correlation between the emergence of recreational and cannabis laws and an increase in marijuana use among adolescents.

Published in the “Journal of the American Medical Association,” the study analyzed data collected from 1993 to 2019 by the federal Youth Risk Behaviour Survey in 10 states with medical or recreational cannabis markets, concluding that the impact of these markets on adolescent cannabis consumption is “statistically indistinguishable from zero.” Researchers found that the adoption of…

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