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Adolescent Δ8-THC and marijuana use in the US

JAMA

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: The results of a nationally representative 2023 survey indicate that Δ8- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) use prevalence is appreciable among adolescents and is higher in states without marijuana legalization or existing Δ8-THC regulations. Prioritizing surveillance, policy, and public health efforts addressing adolescent Δ8-THC use may be warranted. 

Authors: Adam M. Leventhal, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jama.2024.0865)

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