Last updated on: 6/26/2008 1:03:00 PM PST
Teen Marijuana Use Lower
A report commissioned and funded by the Marijuana Policy Project has concluded that teen marijuana use is significantly lower in those states that have approved the use of medical marijuana.
The study is based on data from national and state surveys, which show a drop in marijuana use by teens.
The report, "Marijuana Use by Young People: the Impact Of State Medical Marijuana Laws" by Mitch Earleywine, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York and Karen O'Keefe, Esq., Legislative Analyst, Marijuana Policy Project, concludes the following:
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy was quoted as follows in a Sep. 7, 2005 Los Angeles Times article by Eric Bailey, "Pot Use Down Where Medical Use OK":