Crushing drop in weed consumption among California teenagers after legalization
California Healthy Kids Survey found that weed consumption among students was declining at all age levels in California.
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Research, funded by the Ministry of State Health and Education, noted that 4,2% of 7e year students reported using cannabis anytime between 2015 and 2017. This figure represents a decrease of 47% from the last survey. When 7,9% cent of 7e year students reported using 2013 marijuana at 2015.
Among Grade 9 students, 17,4% reported using weed at some point between 2015 and 2017. This represents a 25% drop in the previous study.
The other classes also showed a reduction in consumption of almost 40%… The result of this year - for 2015 to 2017 - recorded a drop of 16% with 31,9% claiming to have consumed cannabis.
According to the survey, the consumption of alcohol and other drugs is also on the decline. The recreational use of marijuana after voter approval in 2016 has not stopped this decline. And, neither has the growth of the medical cannabis market in previous years.
Medical cannabis has been widely used since legalization in 1996. So the new study ignored the potential effects of legal recreational marijuana.
The survey authors wrote that the decreasing tendency to use cannabis among adolescents after legalization deserved attention. It appears that the investigation has indeed proven that legalizing recreational cannabis does not further encourage adolescents to use it. The children are doing well ^^