Density Of Pot Shops Not Associated With Increased Marijuana Use Among Young Adults: Study

Young adults residing near marijuana shops and are not more likely to use either or tobacco than are those who do not, according to data gathered by researchers at the RAND Corporation and the University of Southern .

The authors reported: “Living near more outlets of any type was not significantly associated with intentions to use in the full sample, adjusting for individual- and neighborhood-level characteristics."

The research, published in The Journal of Cannabis Research, concluded: “This is the first study to simultaneously examine the density of both MCDs [medical cannabis dispensaries] …

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