With Pennsylvania now among the majority of states in legalizing medical marijuana, a new report shows that young people’s attitudes toward pot have become more positive in recent years.
But that shift in attitudes doesn’t seem to have affected use.
“While what we found shows that attitudes toward marijuana are becoming more accepting, or normalized, use has not increased,” said Philip Massey, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, who head up the report. “This is important because many people fear that legalizing marijuana will lead to greater use and potential abuse.”
The report, a datasheet put together by the Pennsylvania State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (which Massey…