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Student Health 2005: Gauging the health of Peel's youth

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  • Marijuana use was prevalent among Peel youth. One in four (26%) students reported they had tried marijuana in their lifetime and 38% of these students first tried it before they started high school.
  • More than half (55%) of all students reported a few or more of their close friends had tried marijuana. By Grade 12, 84% of students reported a few or more of their close friends had tried marijuana.
  • In general, students felt it would be easy for them to get marijuana if they wanted some. More than one-third (37%) of all students thought it would be either easy or very easy to obtain marijuana, while only 4% of students reported it would be impossible for them to get the drug. Sixty-two per cent of Grade 12 students reported it would be easy or very easy to get marijuana if they wanted some.

Chapter 3 - Tobacco, Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs (PDF 164KB, 41 pages)

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