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Teens More Likely to Try Cigarettes or Marijuana in June or July

Teenagers are more likely to start smoking cigarettes or marijuana in June or July than in any other month, according to a new government study. …

Commentary: Taking a Closer Look at College Marijuana Use

Recent findings indicate that students who smoke marijuana during college may be risking longer-term health says Amelia Arria, PhD, scientific director of the Parents Translational Research Center. …

Parents Find Talking With Kids About Drugs Complicated by Legalization Measures

Parents are finding it more difficult to have discussions with their children about why they shouldn’t use drugs, as a growing number of states are allowing medical marijuana, or considering legalizing recreational use of the drug, the Associated Press reports. …

Marijuana Policy Debated in Growing Number of States

A growing number of state legislatures are debating marijuana policy, according to the Associated Press. The discussions are being fueled by an increasingly open-minded public, as well as an enthusiastic base of voters who support legalization. …

NY Governor Wants Compromise on Bill to Decriminalize Open Marijuana Possession

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is looking to compromise with state senators who oppose his plan to decriminalize open possession of small amounts of marijuana, The Wall Street Journal reports. …

Colorado Vote on Marijuana Could Have Effect on Presidential Election

A measure on the Colorado ballot in November about marijuana legalization could have an effect on the presidential election, the Associated Press reports. …

Penalties Differ for Positive Marijuana Test in Southeastern Conference and NCAA

Penalties for college athletes who test positive for marijuana differ between the Southeastern Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Associated Press reports. …

NY Governor to Call for Decriminalizing Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will ask the state legislature on Monday to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view, according to The New York Times. …

Poll Finds Less Than Half of California Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

A new poll finds 46 percent of California voters say they favor legalization of marijuana for general or recreational use by adults. Eighty percent support doctor-recommended use for severe illness, according to the Los Angeles Times. …

Teens Who Listen to High-Volume Music at Greater Risk of Substance Abuse

Teens and young adults who listen to high-volume digital music with ear buds, or who visit music venues such as clubs or concerts, are at greater risk of substance abuse than their peers who don’t engage in so-called risky music-listening behaviors, according to a new study. …