U.N. Agency Reports: More Americans are Using Cannabis

June 26, 2014 2:15 PM

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With medicinal and recreational marijuana becoming legalized in several states throughout the United States, researchers have been studying the effects of legalization on usage. In a new report conducted by the United Nations' Drug and Crime agency, researchers found that cannabis use has increased in Americans while their thoughts on health risks have declined. Based on the findings, the researchers believe that legalization could result in higher cannabis use in the younger population.

"In the United States, the lower perceived risk of cannabis use has led to an increase in its use," UNODC said reported by Reuters.

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