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  • Cannabis use lower among Illinois teens living in ZIP codes with medical dispensaries

    Photo of social work professor Doug Smith standing outside the School of Social Work

    Illinois teens who lived in ZIP codes with a medical cannabis dispensary were significantly less likely to have used cannabis, according to research led by Doug Smith, director of the Center for Prevention Research and Development and a professor of social work at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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    The paper “Adolescent cannabis use among youth in ZIP codes with medical dispensaries” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.26828/cannabis/2022.03.004