Marijuana use by teens – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Not only are the nation’s eighth, 10th and 12th graders using more marijuana, their perception of its potential harms is lower. Dr. Nora Volkow at the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse says this year’s Monitoring the Future survey covered a range of attitudes and beliefs.
Volkow: And in the case of marijuana for example we have seen a change towards negative, vis-à-vis, negative indicators in that we have less teens believing that marijuana is harmful.
Narrator: Research clearly shows that marijuana has the potential to cause problems in daily life or make a person's existing problems worse. For more on the dangers of marijuana use, 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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