Thursday, September 10, 2015

High School Kids Use E-Cigarettes to Smoke Cannabis: Study

NBC News, September 7, 2015

"High school students have found a creative new use for e-cigarettes, researchers reported Monday. They're a low-profile way to smoke cannabis.

The battery-powered devices let students sneak cannabis, and they might also be delivering a very powerful dose of the drug, the researchers report in the journal Pediatrics.

'This is a relatively novel way of using marijuana, and kids are using it at a fairly high rate,' said Meghan Morean, an assistant professor of psychology at Oberlin College in Ohio, who conducted the research at Yale University.

'The smell of vaping marijuana isn't as strong as smoking it, plus the similarity in appearance of hash oil and nicotine solutions make this a really inconspicuous way of using marijuana,' Morean said in a statement. Read more

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