• In 2014, synthetic cannabinoid use among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders combined was ranked third behind marijuana and amphetamine use.

• In 2016, 35.6% of high school seniors reported marijuana use in the past year; 17.l% perceived great risk in using marijuana. (Source: NIDA, 2017)

• In 2016, 6.5 percent of adolescents ages 12 to 17 were current users of marijuana. This means approximately 1.6 million adolescents used marijuana in the past month. (Source: SAMHSA, 2016 National survey on drug use and health)

• People who began using marijuana before age 18 are 4 to 7 times more likely than adults to develop a marijuana use disorder. (Source: www.drugabuse.gov /publications/drugfacts/marijuana)

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