Pot smokers likely to use other drugs

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A study has found that people in their 20s who regularly smoke cannabis are up to three times more likely to use other illicit drugs.

The findings were based on a long-term study of nearly 2000 Victorian high school students who were first surveyed on their drug habits when they were teens and throughout their 20s.

It found that while cannabis use tended to fall as people headed towards 30, those who persisted in the habit used the drug more frequently as the years went by.

Those who smoked cannabis regularly were also found to be two to three times more likely to start using other illicit drugs, such as cocaine and amphetamines, than occasional users.