The University of Maryland distributes information from their Center for Substance Abuse Research in the form of their CESAR Fax. In a recent release they published some interesting data on marijuana trends among juvenile arrestees in Washington D.C.
From the CESAR Fax release:
While marijuana continues to be the drug most commonly detected among Washington, D.C. juvenile arrestees, the recent decreases in use appear to have stalled. According to data from the D.C. Pretrial Services Agency, the percentage of juvenile arrestees testing positive for marijuana increased from the most recent low of 49.6% in 2004 to 54.4% in 2007. From 2007 to 2009, the percent testing positive decreased to 52.2%, followed by a slight increase in marijuana positive rates in 2010 to 54.3%. In contrast, less than 2% of D.C. juvenile arrestees tested positive for either cocaine or PCP in 2010.
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