About 40 percent of high school youth responding to the YRBSS have used marijuana at least once with 22.4 percent of these students reporting use of this substance within 30 days before the survey.
Students involved in other activities alone or in combination with sports had significantly higher odds than the other two groups for doing homework and significantly lower odds for alcohol consumption, marijuana use, and vandalism.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that the pattern of use and abuse of alcohol in children and adolescents is not observably different from what is manifested in young people using marijuana or cocaine.
They then take that marijuana with them as they go to take their "THC" exams (a play on the cannabis element of marijuana but said to stand for Testing for Higher Credentials in the film).
For example, an addiction to depressants or stimulants may increase feelings of depression, while an addiction to marijuana may cause decreased coordination or difficulty concentrating.