School Policies Influence Students’ Marijuana Use

New research has found that suspending teens from school for using marijuana is likely to lead to more marijuana use among their classmates.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Washington and in Australia, found that counseling was a more effective means of combating marijuana use.

The researchers also found that, while enforcing anti-drug policies is a key factor in whether teens use marijuana, the way schools respond to those who violate those policies matters greatly.

The new study compared drug policies at schools in Washington State and Victoria, Australia, to determine how they affected marijuana use by students.

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