Underage Use

Underage Use

A commonly expressed concern brought up in discussion regarding the allowance a cannabis dispensary to open up is that underage consumption will increase. There is an abundance of research and data that has been released since the legalization of marijuana that actually expels this belief. National survey results from the Substances Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) have shown a downward trend in teen marijuana use rates from the time states legalize recreational marijuana use. Results from the 2012 survey showed that 13.5 percent of respondents aged 12-17 admitted to using marijuana. Results from the 2018 survey revealed that this has declined by 10 percent (Jaeger, 2019). Read More

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