There is growing evidence associating adolescent marijuana use with developmental and societal consequences. Noncombustible marijuana use products are more accessible, but data on use trends compared with smoking marijuana have not been available. Vaping has increased rapidly among adolescents,1 and although pot brownies are not new, commercially manufactured marijuana edibles are now available. The extent to which these products are used by adolescents nationally is unknown. Regional data suggest boys vape more than girls.2-4 There are conflicting reports of sex differences in edible use4,5 and differences across modes of use for race/ethnicity2,4 and socioeconomic status (SES).3,4 We document prevalence and trends from 2015 to 2018 in noncombustible marijuana use and differences by use frequency and sociodemographic characteristics (ie, sex, race/ethnicity, SES, and school urbanicity).
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Patrick ME, Miech RA, Kloska DD, Wagner AC, Johnston LD. Trends in Marijuana Vaping and Edible Consumption From 2015 to 2018 Among Adolescents in the US. JAMA Pediatr. Published online April 06, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0175
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