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Marijuana Use in High School

(3/15/2011)

By Tara Parker-Pope
The New York Times
March 10, 2011
About 40 percent of high school students have tried marijuana, although teenagers who take part in sports or other extracurricular activities are less likely to use the drug, a new study shows.

The findings are based on a survey of 4,097 Connecticut students in the ninth through 12th grades. Although the research is not a nationally representative sample, the results are similar to other national studies and offer a glimpse into the recreational life of a high school student. Adverse reactions to medications account for over 1.1 million emergency department visits by older Americans each year.

Read the full New York Times Article: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/marijuana-use-in-high-school/?ref=health


Keywords: marijuana use, high school



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