Marijuana use by teens – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The most recent Monitoring the Future survey has shown more use of marijuana by the nation's eighth, 10th and 12th graders.
Volkow: For example for the 12th graders, past month of marijuana use went from 19 percent to 23 percent, which is basically a 15 percent increase.
Narrator: Dr. Nora Volkow at the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse says this is combined with a drop in perceptions of its potential harms.
Volkow: Actually even more noteworthy are the increases that we have seen in daily using of marijuana which are at the highest since we started this survey.
Narrator: For more on the Monitoring the Future survey, visit www.drugabuse.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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