Monday, January 18, 2016
It's from a new study of youth marijuana use released by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. I haven't been able to go over the report in enough depth to assess the validity of the data, and it will be good to see some number-crunchers go at it. But assuming it's anything like correct, it gives anti-legalization folks some serious ammunition: youth marijuana use is much higher in states with MMJ programs and (potentially) highest of all in states with recreational weed.
This chart is the one that happened to catch my attention, but the whole thing is full of data. Anybody interested in legalization needs to read it and start thinking about how to respond.