11% Of High School Seniors Use Delta 8 THC

Recent research highlights that 11% of high school seniors have engaged in delta 8 THC use within the past year, reflecting its broad accessibility. This study, stemming from the Monitoring the Future survey, which the National Institutes of Health funds, points to an 11.4% usage rate among 12th graders, with significant repeat use and a strong correlation between delta 8 and marijuana consumption.

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Concerns are growing over the unregulated availability of Delta 8 THC, especially following the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp and inadvertently boosted Delta 8 THC’s presence in non-recreational marijuana states.

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Researchers worry about the potential developmental impacts on teens, as cannabis use has been linked to adverse effects on memory, attention, and learning. The lack of federal regulation, highlighted by the FDA’s inaction, has led to a “wild west” market scenario, prompting calls for comprehensive legislation and regulation to protect youth and ensure product safety.

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