Data Brief: Youth and Young Adult Marijuana Use In Rhode Island

BHDDH, September 2023

Although now legal in Rhode Island, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the U.S., particularly among youth (aged 12-17) and young adults (aged 18-25). While cannabis can have a variety of health benefits when medically used, research indicates that using cannabis before 18 years of age may have a negative impact on brain development and other outcomes. This data brief outlines the prevalence, perceptions, and consequences of youth and young adult (YA) marijuana use in Rhode Island using data from the 2022 Rhode Island Student Survey (RISS) and Rhode Island Young Adult Survey (RIYAS).

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