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Study: Teens’ rosy view of weed in TikTok videos means more regulation needed

Australian researchers have voiced concern that the mostly positive portrayal of cannabis on TikTok indicates more education and stricter controls may be necessary to avoid a detrimental effect on teens using the platform.

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“Publicly available cannabis-related content on this platform may influence perceptions of cannabis use,” authors write in the study, published this week in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Drug and Alcohol Review.

Investigators report that TikTok has attracted more than 1 billion monthly users globally, a third of whom are under the age of 14.

To say the platform is popular is clearly to understate matters, with Back Linko reporting TikTok (globally and

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