Friday Fact

SAM 4/19/2024 Friday Fact: Top 10 U.S. States by Annual Marijuana Use Among Youth (Aged 12-17) in 2021-2022

The SAMSHA 2021-2022 NSDUH: Model-Based Estimated Prevalence For States provides estimates of drug use at the state level. Their survey spans 2021 and 2022, rather than only one year, because they needed a sufficiently large sample size for all states.   Based on this, we looked at the prevalence of past-year marijuana use among the […]

SAM 4/12/2024 Friday Fact: Delta-8 THC Exposures Among Age Groups in 2022

America’s Poison Centers 2022 Annual Report of the National Poison Data System shows Delta-8 THC exposures among age groups. Overall, there were 3,358 Delta-8 THC exposures in 2022. Americans aged 19 or younger accounted for 56% of all Delta-8 THC exposures in 2022––those 12 or younger accounted for more than 40% of these exposures. Here’s […]

SAM 4/5/2024 Friday Fact: 44.38% of Past-Year Marijuana Users Aged 12-17 in 2022 Met the Criteria for Cannabis Use Disorder

The percentage of past-year marijuana users between the ages of 12 and 17 that had cannabis use disorder in 2022 was calculated using the data on Table 1.2A and Table 5.1A from the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).  Key Highlights (For Americans Aged 12-17)  The statistics are clear: more teenagers are […]

SAM 3/29/24 Friday Fact: Millions of Americans Admit to Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

According to the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the number of Americans that admitted to driving under the influence of marijuana increased from 2021 to 2022.  Key Highlights:  This trend is expected to worsen as additional states attempt to legalize and commercialize marijuana. According to the 2022 NSDUH Section 1 Table […]

SAM 3/22/24 Friday Fact: Marijuana Edible-Related Poison Control Calls Among Ages 0-12 From 2016 to 2022

According to data from America’s Poison Centers, from 2016 to 2022, marijuana edible-related poison control calls among children aged 0-12 years old increased 3,311%: This trend is exacerbated by kid-friendly edible packaging and product design. Products are often sold in colorful packaging and are made to look like and taste like candies, cookies, and other […]

SAM 3/15/24 Friday Fact: Marijuana Dispensaries Sell to Thousands of Minors Every Year

In case you missed it, this week’s edition of the Drug Review, the new editorial portion of The Drug Report, covered several state-level health surveys focused on school-aged students. The surveys found evidence that regulated dispensaries sell to thousands of minors every year.  Key Highlights:  These findings, based on self-reported answers from minors, disprove the […]

SAM 3/8/24 Friday Fact: Mapping the Delta-8, Delta-9, or any THC-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations through News Reports

Important Notes For This Friday Fact Report: Our latest resource, “Mapping the Delta-8, Delta-9, or any THC-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations through News Reports” is now live. This map provides an insightful view of news stories surrounding THC-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations across the country. This tool not only includes locations but also […]

SAM 2/23/24 Friday Fact: Key Findings on High School Marijuana Use in Maine in 2023

The results of the 2023 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey sheds light on marijuana use among Maine high school students over the past 30 days:  These statistics are weighted to ensure a more accurate representation of statewide trends and will be instrumental in guiding our youth health initiatives and policies moving forward. 

SAM 2/16/24 Friday Fact: Increase in Fatal Crashes Involving Marijuana in Illinois and Michigan

We are sharing with you the latest insights from the 2023 Annual Cannabis Report, produced by the Adult Use Cannabis Health Advisory Committee for the state of Illinois, focusing on critical data concerning marijuana drug testing results for drivers in fatal crashes in Illinois and Michigan. This information is pivotal as we consider the implications of […]

SAM 1/19/24 Friday Fact – Controversy Uncovered: Three Marijuana Companies Advertise Products with a THC Potency Over 100% But Deny In-Store Sales

Report Highlights: In the realm of marijuana regulation, a concerning issue has come to light, emphasizing the failure of states to effectively regulate the industry. Several dispensaries have been caught promoting THC potencies on their websites that defy scientific limits. Three notable marijuana stores currently advertise THC vape products with potencies exceeding 100%, a scientifically […]

SAM 1/12/24 Friday Fact: Significant Rise in Marijuana Vape Use Among Youth

Report Highlights: We must unite in our efforts to safeguard the well-being of our youth and prevent the long-term consequences of early drug exposure. We look forward to discussing how we can collectively address this issue. 

SAM 1/5/24 Friday Fact: Unveiling Delta-8 THC – Legal Status, Rising Concerns, and Urgent Need for Action

What is Delta-8 THC and How Did it Get Legalized: Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant and is structurally similar to Delta-9 THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana that makes people feel “high.” Delta-8 THC was inadvertently legalized in 2018 when that year’s Farm Bill legalized hemp. Hemp is required to […]

SAM 12/22/23 Friday Fact: Young Adults Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana and Alcohol

Report Highlights: In 2022, nearly 3.9 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 25 admitted to driving under the influence of marijuana, compared to 2.4 million who admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Among the 16–20 demographic, individuals were 2.3 times more […]

SAM 12/15/23 Friday Fact: Cannabis Use Disorder Up by 13.89% Since 2021

Report Highlights: Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) on the Rise: High-Potency Marijuana and its Impact: Understanding CUD Prevalence and Demographics: Immediate Action Needed:

SAM 12/08/23 Friday Fact: Michigan’s THC Crisis – Road Safety & Health Alert

Report Highlights: The report on THC levels in Michigan’s fatal crashes and cannabis use disorder (CUD) illuminates a critical public health issue. It highlights a steep increase in THC presence in road accidents and a significant number of people affected by cannabis use disorder (CUD). This data is vital for stakeholders, emphasizing the need for […]

SAM 12/01/23 Friday Fact: Violent Crime Spikes After Marijuana Legalization in Four States

Report Highlights: The examination of the graph depicting the impact of recreational marijuana legalization on violent crime rates reveals notable variations among states. This underscores the critical need for continuous research efforts to comprehensively understand the complex dynamics at play. Policymakers and researchers should actively utilize this data to make informed decisions that strike a […]

SAM 11/24/23 Friday Fact: Marijuana Flower Potency Forecast

Report Highlights: Actual vs. Predicted THC Percentage: Our report tracks the surge in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) levels in marijuana flowers from 1995 to 2021 and projects THC levels up to 2035. In just a few decades, the average THC percentage has soared from 3.96% to over 15%, with predictions showing further increases. As we delve into […]