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How Does Marijuana Abuse Affect Youth and Adults in Vermont?

Created On Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On Wednesday, 30, September 2020

Marijuana in the state of Vermont is legal for possession and private consumption for persons aged 21 and older. Marijuana is one of the most widely used drugs within the state along with alcohol and heroin. Marijuana use among high school students is a problem that many communities struggle with. Roughly one-quarter of Vermont high school students reported using marijuana in the past 30 days. The lifetime use of marijuana was much higher and close to 40% of high school students have tried marijuana and 6% had tried it before age 13. However, the prevalence of marijuana use among high school students has not changed much between 2009 and 2017.

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Over 40% of the recent marijuana users in the state reported using marijuana ten or more times in the past month. The number of students who said they used marijuana once or twice in the past month significantly increased between 2009 and 2017. More than 15% of Vermont adults reported using marijuana at least once in the past 30 days. Marijuana use among adults decreased between 2011 and 2013 and then increased from 2015 to 2017. Roughly 60% of marijuana users indicated that they had used marijuana regularly. Regular marijuana use among adults in the state has increased.

The marijuana use in the state of Vermont is significantly higher than the overall rate in the US during 2015 and 2016. Marijuana is often always part of larger drug addictions, and drug treatment centers throughout the state cite marijuana as being a common drug of choice for treatment admissions. If you are seeking out help for marijuana abuse, Drug Rehab Services can help you find the proper treatment center to meet your addiction needs. The regular use of marijuana does lead to addiction and it is not uncommon for marijuana users to become dependent on the drug.


Nickolaus Hayes - Author

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