Teen Marijuana Use is Up

Almost one in ten teenagers are smoking marijuana, according to the Partnership at Drugfree.org. The survey suggests that some teens smoked marijuana up to 20-times per month. The use of marijuana has increased by 27% in the past year.  

Some good news on the report that was released on Wednesday, the abuse of prescription drugs may be less prevalent than in years past for children ages 9 through 12.

In other findings on the survey, Fifty-two percent of Hispanic youth report using illicit drugs in the past year (vs. 42 percent for African-American youth and 40 percent for Caucasian teens).  Hispanic teens are also more likely than other teens to have used prescription medicine, Ecstasy or cocaine/crack to get high. 

Read the full report here

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