Study Shows Prop 64 Had Negligible Impact on Frequency of Pot Use Among Young Adults

Despite dire predictions from the anti-cannabis lobby, new research has found no uptick in the frequency of marijuana use among young adults since the passage of Prop 64.

The study was conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego. 563 people aged 18 to 24 were enrolled in the study from 2015 to 2016 and followed over a period of three years.

“Findings suggest legalization of recreational marijuana sales had a negligible overall impact on days of use among young adults, but may have prompted increased interest in marijuana among some, particularly women and e-cigarette users. The continuously evolving landscape around these products indicates that ongoing surveillance is critical,” the researchers conclude.

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