A longitudinal study of the effects of adolescent cannabis use on high school completion.

@article{Lynskey2003ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of the effects of adolescent cannabis use on high school completion.},
  author={Michael T Lynskey and Carolyn Coffey and Louisa Degenhardt and John B Carlin and George C. Patton},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2003},
  volume={98 5},
  pages={685-92}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the extent to which weekly cannabis use during mid-adolescence may increase the risk of early school-leaving. SETTING A prospective study of a general population sample of adolescents studied from ages 15-21 years in Melbourne, Australia. METHOD Computer-assisted self-completion questionnaires and telephone interviews conducted in six waves at ages 15-18 and again at age 21 in a sample of 1601 male and female school students. RESULTS Weekly cannabis use, assessed… CONTINUE READING

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