Despite significant progress in reducing marijuana use, NH’s rate among adolescents and young adults is higher than the national average. In fact, the state rate for 12 to 17 year olds ranks in the top ten, and the state rate for 18 to 25 year olds is the fifth highest in the country.
Adolescence and young adulthood are critical times for the physical development of the brain and central nervous system. Because changes are rapidly occurring within the body, the effects of marijuana can have long term health consequences for adolescents once they reach adulthood.
Find out more in the latest Issue Brief Marijuana Use in New Hampshire .