Three new studies reached somewhat contradictory results on how living near dispensaries affects youth cannabis use in Los Angeles County.
- One study found that of 57 cities in the county, those which banned dispensaries did not see lower levels of student use.
- A second study found 84% of people aged 18-22 in L.A. County lived within four miles of at least 10 cannabis storefronts. It concluded individuals living near more dispensaries consumed more marijuana.
- A third study found dispensary density did not affect use by young people.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse
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