Cannabis Use in Adolescents Lowest in 15 Years

Thursday, 17 January 2019

“While a growing number of youth believe that cannabis is safe, it's used in adolescence makes many (myself included) very twitchy. So it comes as a pleasant surprise that cannabis use in those age 12-17 in the US, despite its increased availability, is 6.5%, the lowest in 15 years.”
- Dr. David Hepburn


This national report summarizes key findings from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for indicators of substance use and mental health among people aged 12 years old or older in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States. Results are provided for the overall category of individuals aged 12 or older as well as by age subgroups.

The NSDUH questionnaire underwent a partial redesign in 2015 to improve the quality of the NSDUH data and to address the changing needs of policymakers and researchers. For measures that started a new baseline in 2015, estimates are discussed only for 2016.

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