Teen Use, Mental Health Spur Talk of Pot Curbs: Cannabis Weekly

By Tiffany Kary

A stronger version of a drug comes along and addicts a new generation of kids to an age-old vice.

Sound familiar? That narrative has ensnared the vape industry, resulting in regulatory challenges and ongoing lawsuits over high-nicotine products. And now cannabis faces a similar scenario — with potential ramifications for policies like age limits and potency caps. The industry, still finding its voice on such matters, is planning initiatives to get out ahead of the issues.

Last week, a study that analyzed more than 3 million seventh-, ninth- and 11th-graders found that adolescents may be more likely to use marijuana once it’s legalized for recreational use.

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