Thursday, May 3, 2012

National Study: Teen Heavy Marijuana Use Up 80 Percent Since 2008

Westport Patch (Westport, CT) May 2, 2012

"New, nationally projectable survey results released today by The Partnership at, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership Connecticut affiliate, and MetLife Foundation found past-month marijuana use – particularly heavy use – has increased significantly among U.S. high school students since 2008. In Connecticut, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership reports a similar trend reported by local surveys done in communities across the state.
The national Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, sponsored by MetLife Foundation, found that 9 percent of teens (nearly 1.5 million) smoked marijuana heavily (at least 20 times) in the past month. Overall, past-month heavy marijuana use is up 80 percent among U.S. teens since 2008." Read More

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