Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said in March that he opposed medical cannabis because, ‘if you legalize marijuana, you’re going to kill your kids. That’s what the data shows from around the country.’

Yeah, exactly the opposite of that, Pete.

In a new Research Letter published Sept. 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers analyzed 28 years’ worth of Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data to ascertain whether states that have passed medical or recreational cannabis laws have subsequently seen an increase in cannabis use among US high school students.

Building on a prior study that analyzed YRBS data from 1993-2017, this updated effort offers an expanded view on the subject by adding in results from 2018 and 2019 as…

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