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(NORML) The passage of state laws legalizing the physician-recommended possession and consumption of cannabis by qualified patients has not led to an increase in adolescents’ use of the plant, according to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research – a non-partisan research organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Investigators from the University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Oregon, and Montana State University assessed federal data on youth marijuana use and treatment episodes for the years 1993 to 2011 – a time period when 16 states authorized medical cannabis use.
There is an obvious reason as to why here… Medical marijuana legalization, decriminalization, etc. and even recreational pot movement will never affect adolescents. All legislation passed restricts the legal age to 18. So, in the eyes of someone under 18, these laws are good for the much needed reform and to share the abilities of weed, but do little to none else against an individual adolescent.
To simplify, kids have just as much weed as they did before. This is not dependent on law(s) crafted for adults. The legislation being talked about now has little influence on young people seeing as it doesn’t even affect them. There is nothing to support an increase in their use as a result, and furthermore, nothing to support the causation.
(Cannabist) As marijuana revenues trickle into the state, slow to meet projections, a few Colorado school districts are among the first to see some impact from the state’s new funds.
The state Department of Education’s program to fund capital projects — known as Building Excellent Schools Today, or BEST, grants — had received more than $1.1 million from marijuana taxes in May when it made the annual award recommendations.
The state also is readying another $2.5 million from pot taxes so interested schools can hire health professionals.
A great little article- a brief look at the US polices, and others around the world. Not just in regard to marijuana but also other, “harder” drugs such as cocaine or heroin ….
[In Portugal]Decriminalization means those drugs remain illegal, but instead of throwing people in jail for their use, the country imposes a fine similar to a traffic ticket and provides addiction treatment options. By removing criminal penalties for drug use, the nation was able to fund the resources necessary to treat drug addiction as the health crisis that it is.