"Our findings, consistent with previous evidence, suggest that passage of state medical marijuana laws does not increase adolescent use of marijuana" says a study published this month in the medical peer-review journal The Lancet.
Jacob Sullum of Reason says the study is bad news for drug warriors who have been pushing the false story that medical marijuana leads to increased recreational use by teenagers.
[The study] jibes with the results of at least five other studies but contradicts the predictions of alarmists such as former drug czar (and current U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner) Gil Kerlikowske, who repeatedly warned that letting patients use marijuana to relieve their symptoms would make pot more appealing to teenagers.
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The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) has a library if free, open-license stock photos and B-roll footage for editorial use of people who don’t look like Shaggy or Jeff Spicoli. “We’ve all seen it before, a serious news story about marijuana policy that cuts away to footage of a young guy covered in tie-dye and marijuana […]
US Congressman from Colorado Jared Polis, show here wearing a Boing Boing T-shirt, is a champion of his state’s right to use weed both recreationally and medicinally. Recently Rep Polis got into with U.S. Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana, who advocates for states’ rights unless its for something he disagrees with such as ending marijuana […]
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