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Friday, September 9, 2005

 

Pot Use Down Where Medical Use OK

`Bucking dire predictions by anti-drug warriors, the 10 states that approved medical marijuana laws over the last decade have experienced sharp declines in cannabis use among teenagers, according to a new study by a marijuana advocacy group.

California has seen usage among ninth-graders drop 47% since 1996, the year the state became the nation’s first to legalize medical marijuana. Over the same period, the nation as a whole experienced a 43% decline among eighth-graders.’




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