Boys’ Early Pot Use Linked To Adult Drug Abuse

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By  MARY ELIZABETH Dallas, HealthDay Reporter

Original Source: health.usnews.com

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Boys who start smoking pot before they are 15 years old are more likely to have a drug problem when they’re adults than those who don’t start until they are a few years older.

That’s the assessment of new research from the University of Montreal.

For the study, researchers led by doctoral student Charlie Rioux examined data on 1,030 boys included in a long-running project that began in the early 1980s. On a yearly basis, boys aged 13 to 17 were asked if they had ever smoked pot.

Then, when they were 20 years old and again eight years later, those same study participants were asked again about their pot use or if they had used any other drugs, including…click here to continue reading

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