Oregon State University researchers find more college students using marijuana since legalization

first_imgThe Register-Guard 15 June 2017Family First Comment: No surprises in this research!!“Researchers also found that more students at the Oregon university under age 21 are using marijuana than students over age 21, Kerr said. The legal age to buy and use recreational pot in Oregon is 21. “This was a big surprise to us because legalization of use is actually having an impact on illegal use,” OSU professor Harold Bae said in a statement. Kerr said having an increased supply of marijuana might be leading to more use by students who are under the legal age. He noted that many of them are already taking part in underage drinking, and students often obtain alcohol from older, legal-aged peers. So the same might be true for pot, he said. “It also might be that there’s generally some liberalization of the attitudes about marijuana, and so people who are younger are seeing it more and thinking it’s more common than it is and that’s influencing them,” Kerr said. “But we don’t really know, so we need to understand that better in future research.”The TOP policy (Gareth Morgan’s party) tries to argue this won’t happen. But it has. And it will in NZ!College students at an undisclosed large public university in Oregon are using more marijuana since recreational pot became legal two years ago, according to a new Ore­gon State University study. The increased use is mainly by students who are binge alcohol drinkers and by students who are under the legal pot consumption age of 21, the study found.Comparing marijuana use by college students before and after Oregon’s legalization of recreational marijuana in July 2015, OSU researchers also found increases at six out of seven universities around the country. But the unnamed Oregon university rose above the others with the highest increase, led by students who also binge drink. “We found that, overall, rates of marijuana use have increased across most schools and across the country likely, but that the rates in Oregon increased more,” OSU professor David Kerr said Wednesday.The journal Addiction published the 25-page OSU study Wednesday. Researchers also kept the other six universities anonymous, saying only that the schools are in states where recreational marijuana is still illegal. Data for the study came from 10,924 undergraduate students ages 18 to 26, according to the study.The OSU researchers crunched existing data, previously collected by the University of Michigan. College students around the country filled out surveys as part of Michigan’s Healthy Minds Study, giving information about substance abuse and mental health.Kerr said he and his fellow OSU researchers focused on the one Oregon university and six others around the country because Michigan happened to have data from those universities’ students before and after Oregon’s legalization of marijuana.READ MORE: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35676552-75/oregon-state-university-researchers-find-more-college-students-using-marijuana-since-legalization.html.cspKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Woakes, Buttler propel England to unlikely win over Pakistan

first_imgPAKISTAN 1st innings 326ENGLAND 1st inningsRory Burns lbw Shaheen Afridi 4Dominic Sibley lbw Mohammad Abbas 8Joe Root c Mohammad Rizwan b Yasir Shah 14Ben Stokes b Mohammad Abbas 0Ollie Pope c Shadab Khan b Naseem Shah 62Jos Buttler b Yasir Shah 38Chris Woakes b Yasir Shah 19Dom Bess c Asad Shafiq b Yasir Shah 1Jofra Archer c Mohammad Rizwan b Shadab Khan 16Stuart Broad not out 29James Anderson lbw Shadab Khan 7Extras: (b-8, lb-4, nb-8, w-1) 21Total: (all out, 70.3 overs) 219Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-12, 3-12, 4-62, 5-127, 6-159, 7-161, 8-170, 9-197.Bowling: Shaheen Afridi 18-4-51-1 (w-1, nb-4), Mohammad Abbas 15-6-33-2 (nb-3), Naseem Shah 16-4-44-1, Yasir Shah 18-2-66-4 (nb-1, Shadab Khan 3.3-0-13-2.PAKISTAN 2nd inningsShan Masood c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad 0Abid Ali c Chris Woakes b Dom Bess 20Azhar Ali lbw Chris Woakes 18Babar Azam c Ben Stokes b Chris Woakes 5Asad Shafiq run-out Dominic Sibley 29Mohammad Rizwan lbw Ben Stokes 27Shadab Khan lbw Stuart Broad 15Yasir Shah c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad 33Shaheen Afridi c Rory Burns b Ben Stokes 2Mohammad Abbas not out 3Naseem Shah b Jofra Archer 4Extras: (b-4, lb-5, nb-4) 13Total: (all out, 46.4 overs) 169Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-33, 3-48, 4-63, 5-101, 6-120, 7-122, 8-137, 9-158.Bowling: James Anderson 9-2-34- 0 (nb-1), Stuart Broad 10-3-37-3 (nb-1), Jofra Archer 6.4-0-27-1 (nb-1), Dom Bess 12-2-40-1, Chris Woakes 5-1-11-2, Ben Stokes 4-1-11-2 (nb-1).ENGLAND 2nd inningsRory Burns lbw Mohammad Abbas 10Dominic Sibley c Asad Shafiq b Yasir Shah 36Joe Root c Babar Azam b Naseem Shah 42Ben Stokes c Mohammad Rizwan b Yasir Shah 9Ollie Pope c Shadab Khan b Shaheen Afridi 7Jos Buttler lbw Yasir Shah 75Chris Woakes not out 84Stuart Broad lbw Yasir Shah zz 7Dom Bess not out 0Extras: (lb-2, nb-5) 7Total: (7 wkts, 82.1 overs) 277Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-86, 3-96, 4-106, 5-117, 6-256, 7-273.Bowling: Shaheen Afridi 15.1-1-61-1 (nb-4), Mohammad Abbas 16-4-36-1 (nb-1), Naseem Shah 13-4-45-1, Yasir Shah 30-2-99-4 Shadab Khan 8-0-34-0. MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – A magnificent partnership between Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler helped propel England to an unlikely three-wicket victory over Pakistan in a topsy-turvy first Test at Old Trafford yesterday.Woakes joined Buttler at the crease with England having slumped to 117-5 in their pursuit of a daunting 277 on a bowler-friendly pitch. But they launched a superb counter-attack to turn the tide with a sixth-wicket stand worth 139 runs.Buttler was eventually out lbw for 75 to leg-spinner Yasir Shah with England requiring another 21 for victory, briefly reviving Pakistan’s flagging hopes. Stuart Broad was also dismissed lbw attempting to knock off the last four runs but fittingly Woakes edged a boundary to clinch victory, ending unbeaten on 84.Pakistan earlier boosted their overnight 137-8 with 32 quick-fire runs to be bowled out for 169 – a frenetic flourish that looked to have put the visitors in control on a dry pitch offering bounce, pace and spin.England had reached 86-1 in reply with skipper Joe Root looking in control, but quick wickets left them reeling in their attempt at the second-highest successful fourth-innings run chase seen at Old Trafford. When Ollie Pope gloved an unplayable brute of a Shaheen Afridi delivery to gully, England still needed 160 with five wickets left.But Buttler, and more surprisingly Woakes, took the game by the scruff of the neck.“It was a fantastic win, it looked a long way away on Friday,” Buttler said. “I think from the position we were in to get over the line was a fantastic effort.“We wanted to be positive and put pressure back on Pakistan and try to replicate a one-day chase.”The only sad thing was there were no fans at Old Trafford to witness another great advert for Test cricket.AUDACIOUS SIX Pakistan blotted their copybook on Friday when, having earned a 107-run first-innings lead, they slumped to 137-8.They were still in the driving seat though and more so after an extraordinary start yesterday when Yasir Shah added 21 runs to his overnight total, including one audacious six off Broad. Broad eventually had him caught behind for 33 and Jofra Archer bowled 17-year-old Naseem Shah to restore order.England openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley looked relatively secure as they negotiated the opening burst from Mohammad Abbas and Shaheen Afridi before Abbas dismissed Burns lbw to leave England on 55-1 for at lunch.Sibley dug in after the break and, with Root looking increasingly comfortable, the pendulum swung England’s way.But having made a patient 36, Sibley was tempted into a drive at Yasir Shah and edged to Asad Shafiq at slip.Root (42) was undone by a well-directed delivery from teenage quick Shah that took the splice of the bat and flew to Babar Azam at first slip. Pakistan were cock-a-hoop when the impressive Yasir pitched one in the rough outside off stump and the ball pitched up at England dangerman Stokes and flew to keeper Mohammad Rizwan who juggled a superb catch. Initially given not out, Stokes (9) was aghast when a review showed the ball had brushed his glove.Pope (7) had no chance when a ferocious full-length Afridi delivery reared up and caught his glove before looping up to Shadab Khan at gully.There seemed no way back for England but Buttler and Woakes began playing with freedom, putting on 50 in 49 balls to put some doubts into Pakistan heads. By the time they were parted, the victory that had looked so unlikely was all but assured.last_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Barcelona win is a confidence boost

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has voiced his delight with Real Madrid’s 2-1 home win over Barcelona in the second leg of their Spanish Supercopa encounter, and stressed that winning their first title of the season at the expense of their arch-rivals is a real confidence boost.Los Blancos were beaten 3-2 in the first leg, but early goals from Gonzalo Higuain and the Portuguese winger put the Santiago Bernabeu side 4-3 up on aggregate.Lionel Messi then pegged one back from a free kick, but it was not enough for Barca as Madrid came out victorious on the away-goals rule.“We started well and we scored two quick goals that gave us confidence,” he was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.“We played well and created many chances. In the second half we slowed the tempo because we were tired, but we deserved to win.“We won an important trophy. It gives us confidence and we have to celebrate it. We cannot slip up in La Liga because we know that Barcelona are very strong.” Full-back Alvaro Arbeloa was equally pleased with Madrid’s display and urged his team-mates to show a similar attitude in La Liga.“I’m very happy, we played an amazing match. We should have won by more because we created many chances; the important thing was to win the match and give our fans something to cheer about, which they deserved.“This is the attitude everyone wants and we are the first to know it, not just against Barcelona, but every week in the Liga.”Madrid lock horns with Granada on Sunday.last_img read more

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