New from SAMHSA: Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth
"Marijuana use among youth and adolescents is a major public health concern. In 2019, about 1 in 8 adolescents aged 12 to 17 (13 percent) used marijuana in the past year, about 3.3 million people. Marijuana use during adolescence, a period when the brain is still developing, is associated with: negative impacts on brain development; poor school performance; increases in drop-out rates; increased risk for psychotic disorders and depression in adulthood; and suicidal ideation or behavior. "
SAMHSA's Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth provides strategies for preventing youth marijuana use to states, communities, the prevention workforce, and other stakeholders.