“A handful of studies have been released over the past few days about various aspects of marijuana and the medical cannabis industry, offering both good and bad news for MMJ businesses.

Here’s a recap, including an analysis of what it means for you:

– Teenagers in Colorado smoke less marijuana today than they did in 2009, when dispensaries began popping up around the state at a rapid clip, according to a study released this week by the Centers for Disease Control. The report found that 39.5% of Colorado high school students in 2011 had smoked marijuana at least once, down from 42.6% in 2009  and 42.4% in 2005. About 8.3% said they first tried marijuana before the age of 13 vs. 9% of high school students in 2009 and 9.9% in 2005. In fact, youth marijuana use in Colorado – one of the biggest MMJ states – is currently below the national average.”  http://mmjbusinessdaily.com/2012/09/12/flurry-of-marijuana-studies-this-week-offers-mixed-bag-for-medical-cannabis-industry/