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June 7, 2013 – 10 Year Study Confirms Marijuana Use Increases Risk of Academic Problems
The University of Maryland School of Public Health released a report connecting marijuana use with problems of academic performance and retention.
The study followed 1200 college freshman over a 10 year period of time. “On average, (marijuana use) increases your risk of having academic problems,” says Amelia Arria, director for the Center on Young Adult Health and Development. “I don’t think people are really putting this together with the possible effect it could have on long-term success. … It’s something people really need to consider.”
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