Current use of marijuana by those between the ages of 12 to 17 has remained largely unchanged over the past decade, while young people’s self-reported consumption of alcohol and cigarettes has fallen to record lows, according to federal data compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
A majority of Michigan voters endorse legalizing marijuana and having its sales regulated by state or local governments, according to statewide polling data released today.
Marijuana Majority today released the results of its third survey of early primary states showing that South Carolina overwhelmingly support ending federal prosecutions of people acting in accordance with state marijuana laws.
Among respondents, 65% agree that “states should be able to carry out their own marijuana laws without federal interference.” Just 16% think that […]
Changes in marijuana laws are not associated with increased use of the substance by teens, according to data compiled by Washington’ Healthy Youth Survey and published by the Washington State Institute of Public Policy.
David Nutt has a good piece: Here’s Why We Hear So Many False Claims About Cannabis
On the whole, my many years of research on substance use has taught me a major overarching lesson: we are much more likely to demonize drugs for their negative effects than consider their neutral or potentially positive impacts. Or […]
The two wax nostalgic in the Boston Globe…
Bring back the war on drugs
Ah, yes, remember the good old days of the drug war that these two managed to inflict on this country? Well, they want it back.
For 25 years before President Obama, US policy confronted drug addiction with effective public health measures, […]
Interesting survey at Marijuana Business Daily: Chart of the Week: Black Market Marijuana Taking Big Hit in States With Operating Dispensaries, Rec Shops
Of course, we always said that most consumers, when given a choice, would prefer to buy legally, as long it was available without going through too many hoops or being ridiculously […]
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This article has reopened the discussion about the degree to which alcohol and cannabis are complementary or substitutes.
Alcohol sales get higher after weed legalization contrary to industry fears
But a few years into Colorado legalization, alcohol sales are up in the state, and those in the alcohol business have embraced their fellow industry.