Huge billboard ads of Marijuana, Cannabis attract teens more leading to problematic usage

Guwahati: Advertisements on huge billboards, storefronts have the capability to grasp the attention larger audience. A new study suggests that adolescents who frequently see billboard or storefront advertisement for recreational cannabis are more likely to use the drug weekly and to have symptoms of a cannabis use disorder.

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The study was first published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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Despite a ban on the use of recreational marijuana below the age of 21, “legalization may alter the ways that youth use cannabis,” write the authors of the research study, led by Pamela J. Transgenstein, Ph.D, M.P.H., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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