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MJ Rates - Region 1

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Region 1, West Texas
Panhandle and South Plains
Managed Care Center for Addictive/Other Disorders, INC
1715 26th St  |  Lubbock, TX 79411  |  806.780.8300
Prevention Resource Center
Marijuana
Regional Adolescent Consumption Rates
A NOTICED INCREASE
A shocking 46% of Lubbock-area students report trying marijuana at least once. This is significantly higher than the regional average (21.5%).
46%
Key Regional Findings
Used During School Year
Used in the Past Month
Have Never Used
Believe it Is Dangerous
Higher Chance of Psychosis
Plan to Use in The Future
12%
8%
79%
63%
40%
11%
Adolescent Marijuana Consumption Rates
Region 1
Marijuana Use Rates - Amarillo
5 Year Trend
Effects of Long-Term Use
Addiction
Altered Brain Development
Lower IQ
Poor Educational Outcome
Diminished Life Satisfaction
Increased Risk of Psychosis
The negative effect of marijuana use on the functional connectivity of the brain is particularly prominent if use begins in adolescence or young adulthood, which may explain the association between frequent marijuana use from adolescence into adulthood and the significant declines in IQ.
COGNITIVE EFFECTS OF USE