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By the Numbers: 17 May 2021

By the Numbers: 17 May 2021

11.9%

The estimated percentage of veterans who used cannabis during the past six months, according to a study recently published online ahead of print in the journal Addictive Behaviors -- Prevalence of cannabis use, disorder, and medical card possession in U.S. military veterans: Results from the 2019-2020 National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study.

  • 2.7% of veterans screened positive for cannabis use disorder (CUD)
  • Cannabis use was more prevalent among younger and ethnic minority veterans (16-20%)
  • 24-30% of veterans with psychiatric conditions used cannabis, and 9-13% had CUD.
  • Younger age and childhood adversity were strong predictors of cannabis use and CUD.

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