Advisor

Hulac, David

Committee Member

Phillips, Kristina

Committee Member

Bardos, Achilles

Committee Member

Iannacchione, Brian

Department

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences; Department of School Psychology

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley, (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

7-2020

Extent

198 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Schneider, Maryia M. Current trends in marijuana methods of ingestion and associated problems among young adult marijuana users. Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado, 2020. The legal status of marijuana in the United States has been ever changing in the last few years, with many states legalizing marijuana for medicinal as well as recreational use—leading to increasing numbers of retail outlets. This rise in retail outlets has led to diversified methods of marijuana ingestion. The current study sought to understand the effect of methods of ingestion on frequency of use, problematic use, marijuana use motives, mental health, and marijuana use trajectories measured over five years. Additionally, the current study sought to understand the effect of contextual factors on method of ingestion and source of marijuana as well as transitions in methods over five years. Finally, this study strived to understand differences in endorsed reasons for choosing certain methods of ingestion. MANCOVA, Chi-square, Fisher’s Exact, and Ordinal logistical regression analyses were conducted on a sample of 257 participants. The current study found that method of ingestion was not significantly related to frequency of use, problematic use, use motives, mental health, nor use trajectories. This study did find significant relationships regarding certain contextual factors as well as endorsed reasons for choosing certain methods of ingestion. These results serve as a foundation in understanding the relationship between methods of ingestion and associated problems, to help support prevention and intervention strategies and mitigate negative results of marijuana use.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Local Identifiers

Schneider_unco_0161D_10870.pdf

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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