What You Need To Know About Marijuana Use and Teens
June 16, 2022
The teen years are a time of growth, exploration, and risk-taking. Some risk-taking may foster identity development and independence (e.g., running for student council, asking someone out on a date). However, some risk behaviors-such as using marijuana-can have adverse effects on a teen's health and well-being.
How many teens use marijuana?
In 2019, 37% of US high school students reported lifetime use of marijuana and 22% reported use in the past 30 days. Past-year vaping of marijuana also remained steady in 2020 following large increases in 2018 and 2019. However, large percentages of mid...