Marijuana use by teens – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers are increasingly concerned that regular or daily use of marijuana is robbing many young people of their potential to achieve and excel in school or other aspects of life. Dr. Nora Volkow at the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse says the 2012 Monitoring the Future survey provides important data on substance use among youth.
Volkow: The survey is conducted across the whole United States. It comes out of a sampling in approximately 45,000 kids that are either in 8th, 10th or 12th grade across 395 high schools throughout the United States.
Narrator: For more information on the Monitoring the Future survey, visit www.drugabuse.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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