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Topic of the Day: New Marijuana Study

Study shows how kids view drug after legalization

13 On Your Side wants to know your thoughts:

A new study showing teens views on the legalization of marijuana has many parents concerned; UC Davis' Dr. Magdalena Cerda, an associate professor of emergency medicine is  a co-sponsor of the study.

In it 45,000 middle school and high school students were surveyed before and after a medical or recreational marijuana law was passed. What they found was a 16 percent drop in negative views towards the drug and even a four percent increase in the use of marijuana among those teens questioned.

Dr. Cerda hopes that their findings will encourage states to fund outreach and prevention programs.

13 On Your Side wants to know your thoughts:

What do you think the affects of legalizing marijuana will be on teens?

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