NIH: Teens Just Aren’t Getting High Anymore

According to drug warriors, children are those put most at-risk by any liberalization of drug laws. And yet, even as experts around the world continue to come to the position that the war on drugs has failed, as detailed in the National Institutes of Health 2016 Monitoring the Future Survey, teens continue to use most illicit substance at record low rates. This includes opioids, prescription painkillers, alcohol, tobacco, MDMA, synthetic cannabinoids, cocaine, and more.

Though marijuana is of course a somewhat more complicated issue, use has either declined or remained stable, depending on the age cohort. In medical states, there has been an uptick in edible consumption among teens.


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