Now, depending upon which media channels you follow, you may have seen this study touted under alarmist headlines such as “Marijuana Use Doubles in U.S., But So Do Problems.” But drill down past the headlines, read the extremely-accessible study itself, and the fact of increased adult usage begins to seem much less dire.
In 2001 there were 8 medical states (Maine among them), and in 2012 there were nearly twice as many. In the same time frame, the general public’s approval of all cannabis use soared, as federal law enforcement agencies began (albeit slowly) to back away from a wholesale assault on peaceful cannabis consumers. Given these facts, is it any wonder that in 2012 more people were willing to admit to cannabis use than were willing to do so in 2002?
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