Youth Cannabis Use and Healthy Behaviors

Youth Cannabis Use and Healthy Behaviors

A new study in the Canadian Journal of Addiction examined characteristics of students using cannabis use in the year preceding legalization in Canada.

One in four high school students reported past marijuana use.

Two health behaviors associated with lower odds of cannabis use included recreational screen time of less than two hours per day and adequate sleep time of 8 or more hours a night.

These results highlight the potential of wellness habits, specifically getting regular physical activity and adequate sleep, as protective factors for adolescent cannabis use.

Marijuana use prevention programs that integrate health-promotion hold promise for impacting broader health outcomes among youth and young adults

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Learn more about evidence-based prevention programs that promote healthy lifestyles among youth and young adults:

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