Canada: Far Fewer Young People Using Cannabis

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WATERLOO, ON Cannabis use among Canadian adolescents has declined significantly in recent years, and fewer teens say that it is easy to obtain, according todatapublished in the journalPreventive Medicine.

Investigators at the University of Waterloo in Ontario assessed teen marijuana use trends for the years 2004 to 2015. Researchers reported that adolescent use fell nearly 50 percent between the years 2008/2009 and 2014/2015. The percentage of teens who acknowledged that accessing cannabis would be easy fell nearly 40 percent between 2006/2007 and 2014/2015.

Overall, cannabis use among Canadian youth appears to have peaked around 2008/09, with substantial declines over the past decade, they concluded.

Adolescent marijuana use rates in the United States have followed asimilar declineover the better part of the past ...

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