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Number of first time Marijuana users increasing; 2010 HHS’ SAMHSA NSDUH survey shows

The estimated number of people using marijuana for the first time appears to be increasing, according to data from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). More than 2.4 million persons ages 12 or older used marijuana for the first time in 2010, compared to the most recent low of 2.1 million in 2006. The abuse of prescription drugs continues to rival that of marijuana.

For more statistics about drug abuse, visit the 2010 SAMHSA NSDUH Survey here.

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