Research: TikTok Serves up ‘Humorous’ Cannabis Videos to Teens

By February 2, 2022 Recent News
It’s very concerning that teens are at risk of illicit drug use after being exposed to TikTok videos that portray cannabis-use as “humorous or entertaining” rather than risky, according to University of Queensland (UQ) research.
Lead author and PhD student Brienna Rutherford from UQ’s National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research said:
“We know this exposure can influence an adolescent’s attitudes and potentially lead to problematic cannabis use, posing the risk of mental health issues or neuropsychological decline.”
Social Media platforms appear quick to stamp out misinformation on other subjects, so why not stamp out misinformation about drugs?
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