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Youth Marijuana Use

Youth drug use rates are declining in Lancaster County and the U.S.

Illicit drug and alcohol use by youth increase their risk for injury, violence, HIV infection, and other diseases,9 and is related to lower academic achievement.10

  • Since 2001, Lancaster County has seen a 34% decline in marijuana use among teens. 23.8% of students reported 30-day marijuana use in 2005, dropping to 15.7% in 2015.
  • Marijuana use is lower among teens in Lancaster County than nationally, though comparable annual data have not been available since 2015.
Footnotes

9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Alcohol and other drug use. Retrieved October 2, 2013, from: http://www.cdc.gov/healthycommunitiesprogram/overview/diseasesandrisks.htm

10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Alcohol and other drug use and academic achievement. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.