|Titre :||Usual modes of marijuana consumption among high school students in Colorado (2016)|
|Auteurs :||R. M. JOHNSON ; A. BROOKS-RUSSELL ; M. MA ; B. J. FAIRMAN ; R. L. TOLLIVER ; A. H. LEVINSON|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (Vol.77, n°4, July 2016)|
|Article en page(s) :||580-588|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEADOLESCENT ; CANNABIS ; ENSEIGNEMENT SECONDAIRE ; ENQUETE ; TYPE D'USAGE ; FUMER
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of modes of marijuana consumption among Colorado youth and explore variation by demographics, access, substance use, and risk perceptions.
Method: Data are from a 2013 survey of Colorado high school students (N = 25,197; 50.5% female). The outcome variable was usual mode of marijuana consumption (i.e., smoking, vaporizing, ingesting edibles, or other) among those reporting past 30-day marijuana use. Classification variables included sex, grade level, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, current alcohol and cigarette use, frequent marijuana use, early marijuana use ( Results: Findings indicate that 15% of Colorado high school students who use marijuana report that they usually use a mode of consumption other than smoking. Among students reporting past 30-day marijuana use, 85% said smoking was their usual mode of consumption. The remainder reported that their usual mode of consumption was vaporizing (6%), ingesting edibles (5%), or another method (4%). Boys, Whites, Asians, and 12th graders were the most likely to report vaporizing. High perceived harmfulness was associated with vaporizing or ingesting edibles.
Conclusions: The majority of Colorado youth who use marijuana usually smoke it. Youth may be using vaporizers and ingesting edibles as a way to reduce the harm associated with inhaling combusted smoke.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA|