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Initiation of Marijuana Use: Trends, Patterns, and Implications
Joseph C. Gfroerer
Michael A. Penne
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Office of Applied Studies
This report was prepared by the Division of Population Surveys, Office of Applied Studies (OAS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and by RTI of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, under Contract Nos. 283-98-9008 and 283-99-9018. At SAMHSA, Joseph C. Gfroerer coauthored the report and reviewed its progress. At RTI, Li-Tzy Wu was the major contributor to the report and was task leader for its production. Yvonne U. Ohadike assisted in the preparation of the literature review; Michael A. Penne was statistician for the report and Weihua Shi provided statistical analyses; Ralph E. Folsom, Akhil K. Vaish, Neeraja S. Sathe, and Lea T. Drye conducted the small area estimation; and David Chrest and Shari B. Lambert developed the State maps. Mary Ellen Marsden reviewed the report, Richard S. Straw and David Belton edited it, and Pamela Couch Prevatt and Teresa F. Gurley prepared its web versions.
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