National teen drug survey shows higher edible pot use in medical marijuana states, including Maine

December 16, 2014 7:22 PM

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AUGUSTA, Maine — Opponents of legalizing marijuana pointed to Tuesday’s release of new data that indicate a markedly higher use of edible marijuana products among teenagers in states like Maine, where medical marijuana is legal, as proof that making pot more available to adults could lead to more abuse by adolescents.

New National Institute of Health data on teen substance abuse released Tuesday contained good news nearly across the board when it comes to teenagers’ abuse of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, which the study’s University of Michigan authors saw as resulting from successful prevention methods in recen...

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