Marijuana use rises, despite reports

This past week, the media reported that “drug use is down” because of the HHS national Survey on Drug Use and Health finding that the same proportion of 12-17 year-olds were using marijuana (about 7.1%). But if journalists read the data, they would have seen that a more accurate statement is: among 12-15 year-olds, marijuana use appears steady, but among 16-25 year olds, marijuana use is going up.