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Washington University School of Medicine

Hundreds of Thousands of Young People Getting Pro-marijuana Tweets

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Caption: Twitter has become one of the most popular social media sites among young people, and researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been looking at Twitter. and they've found that a very large number of young people are receiving marijuana-related Tweets several times each day. The research team studied the content and the followers of a marijuana-friendly Twitter account, and they say they're concerned exposure to so many positive Tweets about pot may contribute to drug use and abuse. Jim Dryden has the story...

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