Studies Show Legalizing Marijuana Does Not Have Large Effect On Teens, But More Evidence Needed
There has only been research done on the few states where marijuana is legalized, so experts say more data is needed to properly assess the effects.
Orange County Register:
Impact Of Marijuana Legalization In California On Teens Uncertain
Now that California has legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults 21 years old and older, one pressing public health question is whether legalization will contribute to greater use of cannabis among younger users, especially teenagers. ...But because so few states have legalized marijuana for recreational use — and most very recently — experts say much more research needs to be done to know what its impact on teens will be. (Freedberg and Savidge, 1/24)
Two Is Enough; Riverbank Calls Time Out On More Pot Shops
City leaders unanimously banned additional marijuana dispensaries, but not before several people chastised them for approving two others in recent weeks. The moratorium will last six months, and could be extended if the City Council hasn't by then gathered enough feedback on how the first two are doing. (Stapley, 1/24)