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Study finds more frequent cannabis use among the young, racial minorities and those with low socioeconomic status

Policymakers and public health officials may want to have a closer look and pay more attention to populations with a higher frequency of cannabis use, suggests a new study out of San Francisco.

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“Given the known and emerging negative health effects of cannabis use, more attention may need to be paid to high-frequency use among underserved populations in the form of screening, risk stratification and treatment,” authors conclude in the study published last week on the JAMA Network.

Investigators came to the conclusion after looking at data from 387,157 people 18 and older in 21 U.S. states and two U.S. territories in 2016 through 2019.

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