Survey: 60 percent of teens consider marijuana safe

December 18, 2013 2:05:21 PM PST
Teens are listening to the message to stay away from hard drugs like cocaine and designer drugs called "bath salts," but marijuana is a different story.

An annual survey released by the National Institutes of Health shows that 60 percent of high school students do not think regular use of marijuana is harmful.

More than one-third of seniors, 36 percent, admitted using marijuana in the past year and 6.5 percent of seniors said they use marijuana daily.

On the positive side, the rate of teens who smoke, drink, and take painkillers is on the decline.