Effects Of School Drug Policies On Student Marijuana Use

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The scientific journal article, Longitudinal Effects of School Drug Policies on Student Marijuana Use in Washington State and Victoria, Australia states that Marijuana is the most used taboo drug worldwide and an estimated 181 million of the world’s adults used marijuana in 2011. School-based prevention programs/policies have become the most prominent mode of drug prevention for adolescents. The main object of the study in this scientific journal article is adolescent students marijuana use. There are multiple goals of this study. The first goal of the study is to determine if student marijuana use can be predicted by the amount in which the school enforces their drug policies. The second, is to determine if student marijuana use can be predicted by the different ways in which schools respond to drug use in school The last goal, is to determine if student marijuana use can be predicted based upon the level that a school’s drug policy is based on refraining from using marijuana and the minimization of harm. The hypotheses of this study are affirming the goals. The first is that student marijuana use can in fact be predicted by the amount that the school enforces their drug policies. The second is that student marijuana use can in fact be predicted by the different ways in which schools respond to the drug use in their school. The last hypothesis is that, student marijuana use can in fact be predicted by the level that a school’s drug policy is based on refraining from using…
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