In March, Nebraska’s Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts alleged: “If you legalize marijuana, you’re going to kill your kids.”
But actual studies of adult-use states keep showing no or little effect on teen use, and now—hospital admissions.
A November 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found far fewer teens going to the hospital for pot as adult-use laws took effect nationwide.
The CDC report found “a precipitous national decline in adolescent treatment admissions, particularly in states legalizing recreational marijuana use,” states study author Jeremy Mennis, Ph.D.
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