"• Marijuana/hashish was reported as the primary substance of abuse by 14 percent of TEDS admissions aged 12 and older in 2015 [Table 1.1b].

"• The average age at admission for primary marijuana/hashish admissions was 26 years [Table 2.1b]. Thirty-one percent of marijuana/hashish admissions were under age 20 (vs. 7 percent of all admissions combined), and primary marijuana/hashish abuse accounted for 78 percent of admissions aged 12 to 14 and 75 percent of admissions aged 15 to 17 years [Table 2.1c].

"• Non-Hispanic Whites accounted for 42 percent of primary marijuana/hashish admissions (29 percent were males and 13 percent were females), and non-Hispanic Blacks accounted for 31 percent (23 percent were males and 7 percent were females) [Table 2.3b].

"• Twenty-four percent of primary marijuana/hashish admissions had first used marijuana/hashish by age 12 and another 30 percent had first used it at age 13 or 14 [Table 2.5b].

"• Primary marijuana/hashish admissions were most likely to be referred by the court/criminal justice system (51 percent). Primary marijuana/hashish admissions were less likely than all admis-sions combined to be self or individually referred to treatment (19 vs. 41 percent) [Table 2.6b].

"• More than 4 in 5 marijuana/hashish admissions (85 percent) received ambulatory treatment; among all admissions combined, 3 in 5 (61 percent) received ambulatory treatment [Table 2.7b].• Fifty-four percent of primary marijuana/hashish admissions reported abuse of additional substances. Alcohol was reported by 35 percent [Table 3.8]."

Datatable for Admissions to Treatment in the US in 2015 with Marijuana as Primary Substance


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): 2005-2015. National Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services. BHSIS Series S-91, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 17-5037. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2017, p. 21, and Table 2.6B, p. 77.