Marijuana - Data & Facts
HCC wants you to know the facts about marijuana and the potential harm that it could cause to youth physical and mental health development. Please read on for more information.
Risks of Marijuana Use
Culture & Marketing
With decriminalization of marijuana has come an increased acceptance and a reduced sense that marijuana can be harmful, despite some of the evidence provided above.
From the 2019 Cattaraugus County Prevention Needs Assessment Survey we see that local youth perceptions of harm for marijuana are on the decline. This is also mirrored in national data as well.
- 11th grade use increased from 17.4% in 2017 to 24.6% in 2019
Bach Harrison (2019) Cattaraugus County Prevention Needs Assessment Survey