Medical Marijuana Ads May Spur Teen Pot Use

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas

HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teens who watch more medical marijuana ads are more likely to smoke pot themselves, new research indicates.

“Our findings suggest that increased exposure to medical marijuana advertising is associated with increased marijuana use and related negative consequences throughout adolescence,” said study lead author Elizabeth D’Amico, of the RAND Corporation.

“This work highlights the importance of considering regulations for marijuana advertising that would be similar to rules already more at