Youth Marijuana Use

Teenage marijuana use is at its highest level in 30 years, and today’s teens are more likely to use marijuana than tobacco. Some studies suggest early use can cause disruptions to adolescent brain development that may result in negative consequences, such as cognitive impairment and delayed maturation of the brain areas responsible for decision-making.

Among York County Youth (grades 6,8, 10,12), 14.19% reported willingness to try marijuana in 2019 and 10.60% reported that their parents feel it would be wrong to use marijuana. Marijuana was the 4th most commonly reported drug used by students in the past 30 days (8.39%).

Source: Pennsylvania Youth Survey.  Pennsylvania Center on Crime and Delinquency.  Accessed March 9, 2022.


Marijuana Talk Kit
Marijuana Talk Kit: What You Need to Know to Talk With Your Teen About Marijuana – PDF download from Partnership to End Addiction

Guide for School Professionals
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Marijuana Drug Guide
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PAStart Substance Use and Behavioral Toolkit – Marijuana Toolkit