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11 Jan 2024

Quitting Weed Is Now Cool

Cannabis use among UK youth aged 16-24 [has halved since the 90s](https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/articles/drugmisuseinenglandandwales/yearendingmarch2023#drug-misuse-in-england-and-wales-data), with a notable decline from 28% in 1997 to 13% in 2013. A shift in youth attitudes towards health and sobriety, with 25% of young adults abstaining from alcohol, might be influencing this trend. Despite some students reporting high usage, many are adopting a more mindful approach to consumption. Cost of living pressures and pandemic lockdowns have also affected usage patterns among young people.

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