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Legalized Marijuana Boosts High School Dropout Rates dropout, college, youth, young adults
Medical Matters: The health and social benefits of abstaining from cannabis health, youth, Studies, dropout

The large meta-analysis – a study of combined previous research – showed that people who are daily users of cannabis before the age of 17 are more than 60 per cent less likely to complete secondary school or to complete a degree compared with those who have never used the drug.

Study: Teens who smoke weed daily are 60% less likely to complete high school than those who never use youth, dropout, high school, addiction
Substance Use among 12th Grade Aged Youths by Dropout Status dropout, drugs, national, SAMHSA

This is an important public health issue because, in general, adults who do not graduate from high school tend to have lower paying jobs than those who do and thus are at greater risk for living in poverty, lacking health insurance, and suffering from poor health.

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