Almost half (46%) of regular cannabis users drop out of high school and just 12% become degree qualified, according to a study published today in The Lancet.
Teens who smoke cannabis daily or weekly are also eight times more likely to use other illicit drugs in young adulthood than non-users, the study found.
Cannabis use is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia. Around 4% of 14- to 19-year-old Australians smoke the drug once at least once a week, while 1% use it daily.
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