UF study finds teens’ likelihood of trying marijuana peaks at ages 16, 18

UF study finds teens’ likelihood of trying marijuana peaks at ages 16, 18

UF study finds teens’ likelihood of trying marijuana peaks at ages 16, 18

The likelihood adolescents will try marijuana rises steadily from age 11 to age 16, then decreases before hitting another peak at age 18, according to a new University of Florida study.

The study findings, which appear in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, may help experts develop new marijuana prevention strategies, says lead author Xinguang (Jim) Chen, M.D., Ph.D., a professor in the department of epidemiology in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine, which are both part of UF Health.

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