Adolescents

Medical Marijuana Laws and Adolescent Marijuana Use in the USA from 1991 to 2014: Results from Annual, Repeated Cross-sectional Surveys

Date: June 2015
Type of resource: Journal Article

Study uses 24 years of national data to explore the relationship between state medical marijuana laws and use of marijuana by adolescents.

Cigarette, Cigar, and Marijuana Use Among High School Students — United States, 1997–2013

Date: October 2015
Type of resource: Report

Summary of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Highlights the decrease in tobacco use, but the increase in marijuana use.

Considering Cannabis: The Effects of Regular Cannabis Use on Neurocognition in Adolescents and Young Adults

Date: April 2014
Type of resource: Journal Article

This review from Current Addiction Reports provides an overview of studies outlining the effects of regular cannabis use on neurocognition and explores the public health impact of this research.

Preventing and Treating Youth Marijuana Use: An Updated Review of the Evidence

Date: October 2014
Type of resource: Report

A review of the evaluations of youth marijuana prevention and treatment programs, created by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy.

Marijuana Use and Educational Outcomes

Date: November 2014
Type of resource: Data

An infographic created by the National Institutes of Health that uses data to illustrate the effects of marijuana on growing teen brains.

Pediatricians on medical marijuana: Not so fast

Date: January 26, 2015
Type of resource: News

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ urges more research before recommending medical marijuana for children.

Methamphetamine and cannabis abuse in adolescence: a quasi-experimental study on specific and long-term neurocognitive effects

Date: January 2015
Type of resource: Journal Article

Research conducted concludes that methamphetamine abuse with cannabis abuse results in more brain impairment than methamphetamine abuse alone, and the effects may be longlasting.