A national survey finds teens are using less alcohol — but it’s because they’re using more pot.
The University of Michigan for the National Institute on Drug Abuse surveyed 47,000 eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders only to find a historically low use of alcohol and an increase in pot use.
According to the Associated Press, the study finds one in 15 high school seniors uses pot on a daily or near-daily basis. One in nine of high school seniors has used synthetic marijuana within the last 12 months.
Why? Teens perceive pot as low-risk, and therefore less dangerous to use.