High teens drop to 20-year lows

Those who opposed the legalization of marijuana said it would lead to more teens taking the drug. But you know teens-- always unpredictable when they aren't being thoroughly predictable!

The Washington Post says that a smaller percentage of teens are sucking down cannabis than were doing so in 1994!  
The marijuana trend defies the warnings of those who oppose its legalization, who have long predicted that loosening restrictions on marijuana wouldsend the wrong message to teens and increase teen drug use.
Ah, those crazy teens! You send them the "wrong message" and they do the "right thing!" 

The numbers are from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and they also say that alcohol use among adults has fallen slightly. 
Last year 55 percent of adults ages 18 and older drank alcohol at least monthly, compared with 56 percent in 2015. While small, that drop was statistically significant, lending some credence to the notion that some adults may be substituting marijuana for alcohol.
Interesting to note, also: "...other studies have shown that marijuana use is growing the fastest among middle-aged and older adults."

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