Like everything else, increased availability = increased use

Friday, September 20, 2019
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

marijuana leavesA recent study has revealed a disturbing but perhaps not surprising trend: marijuana use among college students is skyrocketing.

The University of Michigan study shows usage among that group is the highest in 35 years. Forty-three percent of full-time college students report using some form of pot at least once in the past year; 25 percent within the last month.

Dr. David Stevens, CEO emeritus with the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, explains that "a lot of psycho-social impairment" accompanies marijuana use.

"We see this among college students as well as high school students: impaired learning, impaired memory, trouble paying attention, their grades go down," he lists.

Stevens, David (CMDA)Stevens blames the more relaxed attitude about and legalization of marijuana in a number of states for contributing to the rise – or, as he puts it: increased availability causes increased usage.

"We've seen this with everything else. Pornography being on the Internet versus. magazines that were difficult to get," he describes. "The same is true now with marijuana – once it becomes more and more available, more people will be using it [and] more people will be encouraging other people to use it."

The Associated Press reports college-age adults are the biggest users of marijuana, more than any other age group.

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