New research from the University of Otago has revealed that cannabis use is in decline among young people in New Zealand. The study showed that between 2001 and 2012, lifetime use of the drug among teenagers dropped from 38% to 23%. It also revealed that weekly use dropped from 6.7% to 3.2%. Bronwyn Wilde spoke to researcher Jude Ball about the findings.

Jude Ball is a Research Fellow in the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago. She is a member of the ASPIRE 2025 research collaboration.

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