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Teen Marijuana Use is Influenced by Their Choice of Friends
Having friends that use marijuana is one of the key risk factors associated with past-year marijuana use. Twenty-seven percent of adolescents with friends who had tried or used marijuana reported that they had used marijuana in the past year, compared to only 1% of those who did not have friends using the drug. 

Source: Lane L., Gerstein D., Huang L., Wright D., Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Drug Use: Findings from the 1997 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, Analytic Series: A-12, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD, February 2001 Available online at www.samhsa.gov/oas/NHSDA/NAC97/Table_of_Contents.htm

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