Frequent use of marijuana by middle and high school aged kids in the U.S. in combination with a reduction in perceptions of its risks, were seen in a new survey conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan. The survey, completed nationwide earlier in the year was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
The new survey reveals that 6.5 percent of 12th graders smoke marijuana everyday, a higher number than the 5.1 percent recorded five years ago. Close to 23 percent documented that they smoked marijuana in the month preceding the survey, and more than 36 percent say they smoked it within the last year.
Among 10th graders, 3.5 percent admitted to smoking marijuana daily, while 17 percent said they used it in the last month and 28 percent said they used it in the last year. Leaving 8th grade, use rises, with only 1.1 percent admitting…
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