Rise Witnessed in Number of Ontario Students Getting Behind Wheels after taking Marijuana

Rise Witnessed in Number of Ontario Students Getting Behind Wheels after taking MarijuanaA study has taken place at the level of province with an aim to track marijuana usage among students.

The study, Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey, has found that more number of Ontario high students have confessed driving after taking marijuana in comparison to after having a few drinks.

The latest study has found that one in 10 students in grades 10 to 12 have confessed of driving just after an hour of having marijuana. When asked about the level of frequency of doing this act, they were of the view that such an act has been done at least once in 2012.

On the other hand, 4% drivers have affirmed that they have got behind wheels after having two or more drinks. In order to reach at the above given result, it has been found that over 10,000 Ontario students from Grade 7 through 12 took part from 200 different schools.

A number of questions were asked from them and the survey was administered by Institute for Social Research for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. One of the things that has been revealed in recent years is that percentage of students getting high on over-the-counter cough and cold medication has increased much.

"Alcohol use has been declining gradually since about 1999 and has shown a further decline between 2011 and 2013, reaching a historically low level", finds the study.

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