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Youth Marijuana Use
Youth drug use rates are declining in Lancaster County and the U.S.
Marijuana use by youth may negatively affect brain development and increase the risk of mental health problems, driving while impaired, and addiction.15
- Since 2001, Lancaster County has seen a 34% decline in youth marijuana use. In 2001, 24% of students in Lancaster County reported 30-day marijuana use, compared to 16% in 2019.
- Youth marijuana use is lower in Lancaster County than the U.S. In 2019, 16% of students in Lancaster County reported 30-day marijuana use, compared to 22% of students in the U.S.
15. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021, September 8). Marijuana use and public health: Teens. http://www.cdc.gov/healthycommunitiesprogram/overview/diseasesandrisks.htm