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Marijuana Use

This indicator shows the percentage of people aged 12 or older who used marijuana in the month preceding the survey.

Marijuana Use

5.1
5.1
Comparison: TX State Value 

5.1

percent
Measurement Period: 2008-2010

Substate Region: 3a

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Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2013

Why is this important?

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug, with the highest rates of use among young adults aged 18 to 25. Marijuana intoxication can cause distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty thinking and problem solving, and problems with learning and memory. Chronic marijuana use can lead to impaired lung function, reduced sperm count, interference with prenatal development, impaired immune response, and addiction.

Marijuana Use : Time Series

2004-2006: 4.7 2006-2008: 4.4 2008-2010: 5.1

percent

Marijuana Use by Age

12-17: 5.8 18-25: 14.3 26+: 3.4 Overall: 5.1

percent

Marijuana Use

Comparison: Prior Value 

5.1

percent
Measurement Period: 2008-2010

Substate Region: 3a

View All Location Types

Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2013

Why is this important?

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug, with the highest rates of use among young adults aged 18 to 25. Marijuana intoxication can cause distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty thinking and problem solving, and problems with learning and memory. Chronic marijuana use can lead to impaired lung function, reduced sperm count, interference with prenatal development, impaired immune response, and addiction.

Marijuana Use : Time Series

2004-2006: 4.7 2006-2008: 4.4 2008-2010: 5.1

percent

Marijuana Use by Age

12-17: 5.8 18-25: 14.3 26+: 3.4 Overall: 5.1

percent