New Publication: Past 15-Year Trends in Adolescent Marijuana Use: Differences by Race/Ethnicity and Sex

This paper was just accepted in Drug and Alcohol Dependence and is available online for advanced access. Visit the link to read the abstract and paper.

Johnson, Renee M., Brian Fairman, Tamika Gilreath, Ziming Xuan, Emily F. Rothman, Taylor Parnham, and C. Debra M. Furr-Holden. “Past 15-Year Trends in Adolescent Marijuana Use: Differences by Race/Ethnicity and Sex.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.08.025.

Link to article

Highlights

  • Male-female differences in adolescent marijuana use have decreased since 1999
  • Despite considerable changes to the legal status of marijuana in the US over the past 15 years, marijuana use among high school students has largely declined.
  • The prevalence of marijuana use among Black adolescents has been historically lower than for Whites. In 2013, the pattern reversed.

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