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Myths and Facts About Marijuana Legalization

DID YOUR CHILD< BUY POT YESTERDAY? DEBUNKING COMMON MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION MYTHS MΥTΗ: FACT: MYTH: - Legalization makes marijuana more easily available to minors than when it was illegal. There is no evidence that implementing medical marijuana laws impacts the rate of adolescent use. Marijuana is a highly addictive drug & can lead to other drug use. IIP Using 20 years of data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, researchers saw no discernible difference in use after legalization, according to a study of 11 million people in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Alcohol: 15% Tobacco: 32% Weed: <10% 21% Of high school teens have tried 21% Of high -NO DISCERNIBLE DIFFERENCE- FACT: school teens have tried marijuana in non-legalized states. marijuana in legalized states. Fewer than 10% of those who try marijuana ever meet the clinical criteria Prohibition = the absence of controls - This absence of control jeopardizes rather than promotes public safety. for dependence. ΜΥTΗ: FACT: Marijuana has no real medical use & is harmful to your body. It's been proven that marijuana treats a variety of illness symptoms. 1943: 1970: 1988: 1996: 2014: Medical products derived from cannabis were removed from the US Formulary and physicians could no longer prescribe it. DEA law judge Francis Young rules, "Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man." Reagan Admin. appealed his ruling. Presently, almost half of the country has legalized the medical use of marijuana. 23 States & D.C. have all recognized its medical use, & over half of the country thinks it should be legal. U.S. Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act because they considered it to have California citizens place on the ballot and champion to victory Proposition 215, which sought to 'legalize' medical cannabis use, possession & cultivation. "no medical use...". ΜΥTΗ: FACT: 400- Driving under the influence of marijuana is more dangerous than the influence of alcohol. 300_ The risk of drug-positive drivers compared to drug-free 200- drivers is similar to those with a blood alcohol level of 0.05%. 2002 Average 2013 2014 Now Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows. The DISPENSARY EXPERTS SOURCES: www.norml.org www.forbes.com www.medicalmarijuana.procon.org www.washingtonpost.com www.drugpolicy.org Fore more info visit: www.thedispensaryexperts.com

Myths and Facts About Marijuana Legalization

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The subject marijuana legalization is surrounded by several myths and misconceptions. Let us learn the facts behind these common misconceptions.

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