Gateway to Curiosity: Medical Marijuana Ads and Intention and Use during Middle School

6/1/15–Studies suggest that as marijuana has become more accessible and adults have become more tolerant regarding marijuana use, adolescents perceive marijuana as more beneficial and are more likely to use if they are living in an environment that is more tolerant of marijuana use. One factor that may influence adolescents’ perceptions about marijuana and marijuana use is their exposure to advertising of this product. Cross-lagged regressions showed a reciprocal association of advertising exposure with marijuana use and intentions during middle school.

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