Annual cannabis report released by state 


The state Department of Public Health and Environment's annual report on trends in marijuana consumption shows a slight increase in adult use (15.5 percent in 2017 versus 13.6 percent in 2016), but adolescent use has remained stable since 2005.

Dabbing and edibles were more popular than in previous years.

Neither adults nor adolescents showed significant changes in marijuana-related driving behaviors over the last few years. About 3 percent of adults reported driving within a few hours of using marijuana, and about 20 percent of adolescents said they had ridden in a car in the last 30 days driven by someone who had used marijuana.

"For less-than-weekly marijuana users, using marijuana containing 10 milligrams or more of THC is likely to impair the ability to safely drive," the report says. "Less-than-weekly users should wait at least six hours after smoking or eight hours after eating or drinking marijuana... Research is lacking on marijuana and impairment in frequent marijuana users."


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