Fewer teens see pot as dan­ger­ous

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT -

Teenagers’ per­cep­tion of the dan­gers of mar­i­juana has fallen to the low­est level in more than 20 years, a new study says, prompt­ing fed­eral re­searchers to warn that al­ready high use of the drug could in­crease as more states move to le­gal­ize it. The an­nual sur­vey re­leased Wed­nes­day by the Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health found that only 41.7 per­cent of eighth­graders be­lieve that oc­ca­sional use of mar­i­juana is harm­ful, while 66.9 per­cent re­gard it as dan­ger­ous when used reg­u­larly. Both rates are the low­est since 1991.

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