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No Pot Use Increase for Teens in Colorado, Study Says

One of the hottest of the hot-button issues among marijuana proponents and their foes has been the effect of recreational legalization on teenagers. Studies and data have either straddled both sides or been...

Drug Use Down Among Teens

If you think being 17 or younger is too soon for drugs, then these kids are alright. The latest Monitoring the Future survey of drug use among high school-aged youths in America found that "use of ecstasy, h...

E-Cigarettes Cited as a Possible Gateway to Teen Pot Use

That whole marijuana-as-a-gateway-drug thing didn't really materialize following medical and recreational pot legalization in dozens of states. But anti-drug warriors can still try to keep the gateway theory...

Hash is Presented as the Next Teen Scourge

A new study from New York University says hash could be the next great drug scourge for American teens. "Prevalence and Correlates of Hashish Use in a National Sample of High School Seniors in the United Sta...

Doctors’ Group Says No to Marijuana

The American Academy of Pediatrics, a group of 62,000 doctors who treat children, this week officially declared that the legalization of recreational marijuana "cannot be recommended." The group, however, ad...
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As U.S. Legalization Blossoms, Teen Pot Use Decreases

The worst fears of marijuana legalization foes--namely that teens across America would all grow up to be Cheech and Chong (and how is that a bad thing, anyway?)--have not at all been realized. Sorry, people....

California Pot Arrests Are Way Down

California legalized medical marijuana in 1996. But a lesser-known law signed by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010 could have had a much greater effect on the state's pot arrest rate. In fact, a ne...
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MMJ Legalization Doesn’t Lead to Teen Toking

A new study from researchers at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University concludes there has been no increase in cannabis use by teens as a result of the liberalization of marijuana laws in the United States....