Marijuana use up slightly among P.E.I. students: report - Prince Edward Island - CBC News

The P.E.I. government released its student drug use report Friday. (CBC)

A report on student drug use shows marijuana use has increased slightly among students in Grades 7 to 12.

Twenty-two per cent of the students who took part reported taking a toke in the last 12 months.

It's a number that has increased from under 18 per cent back in 2008.

"Any substance misuse among youth is a concern and it is important to make this information available to parents, communities, and those who work with youth," said Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.'s chief public health officer.

"I encourage people to read the report online and talk to their children about the harms associated with substance misuse."

The report shows 24 per cent of students reported using at least one drug in the last 12 months. Of those, 37 per cent said they used more than one drug.

Some of the other drugs...

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