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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Massachusetts Is Next!

Massachusetts voters may get to decide next year whether marijuana should be allowed for medical purposes.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

More Teens Use Alcohol than Cannabis | 6.4 percent of Americans Use Marijuana

Story & Pic via The Raw Deal
More than half of Americans aged 12 and up drink alcohol, a quarter binge-drank in the past month, and one in 14 teens has used marijuana, a US government agency says in a report on substance abuse.

The agency responsible for the study, SAMHSA, also looked at Americans' marijuana use and found that numbers using pot in the past month were up for the two years covered by the report: 6.4 percent of Americans aged 12 and older said they had used marijuana in the past month compared to six percent in 2007-2008.
In the 12- to 17-year age group, marijuana use fell, but seven percent of US teens still use cannabis, the report said.
The 10 states that saw the highest use of marijuana were Alaska, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Medical marijuana is legal in all of those states except for Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Perceptions of the dangers associated with marijuana use were lowest in the 10 states where the drug was used the most, according to the study.

With 75% of teens using alcohol and only 7% using weed, which one would you call the gateway drug?
Alcohol. Period.
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