Relationship between adolescent marijuana use and young adult illicit drug use.

@article{Lessem2006RelationshipBA,
  title={Relationship between adolescent marijuana use and young adult illicit drug use.},
  author={Jeffrey M Lessem and Christian Jean Hopfer and Brett C. Haberstick and David S Timberlake and Marissa A. Ehringer and Andrew Smolen and John K Hewitt},
  journal={Behavior genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={498-506}
}
: We examined three components of the "gateway theory" in relation to marijuana use: (1) whether adolescent marijuana use predicts young adult drug use, (2) whether this association persists when controlling for similar family background, (3) whether common genetic or environmental factors contribute to the association. The three components were tested in adolescents from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health assessed twice during adolescence and then re-interviewed 5 years later… CONTINUE READING