Feds Call Out CO in Releasing Study on Teen MJ Use
function share_this(num) {
 tit=encodeURIComponent('Feds Call Out CO in Releasing Study on Teen MJ Use');
 site = new Array(5);
 return false;

Feds Call Out CO in Releasing Study on Teen MJ Use
Posted by CN Staff on December 19, 2013 at 19:16:43 PT
By Michael Booth, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Colorado -- Federal drug abuse officials called out Colorado by name Wednesday in releasing a new national survey of illicit drug use among teenagers, saying marijuana legalization efforts are clearly changing youth attitudes in a dangerous way.The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy noted many teens report getting their marijuana from others with medical marijuana access. Past-month pot use by high schoolers jumped over five years, and perceived risk by teens is plummeting, said the annual report of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Colorado, Washington and other states heading toward legalization are conducting a "large social experiment (that) portends a very difficult time" for drug-abuse control, said Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.Legalization advocates, meanwhile, cited other statistics in the report showing the recent national trend in high school use of pot is flat. The most recent three years of the survey show little change in self-reported use in the annual tally.In 12th-graders, for example, use in the past month was 22.7 percent of respondents, little changed from 22.9 percent in 2012 or 22.6 percent in 2011. A similar flat trend held among 10th- and eighth-graders in those years. The federal officials cited changes from 2008 to 2013 to make their point: Past-month use by 12th-graders nationally rose from 19.4 percent to 22.7 percent; among 10th-graders, use went from 13.8 percent to 18 percent.SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author:  Michael Booth, The Denver PostPublished: December 18, 2013Copyright: 2013 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  -- Cannabis Archives 
Home Comment Email Register Recent Comments Help 

Comment #9 posted by jetblackchemist on December 25, 2013 at 12:55:13 PT
The legalization movement as a cause... really?
I doubt it's the legalization movement sparking this so called "increase" more like all the young entertainers coming out of the closet saying yes they smoke it, this naturally will cause more teens to come out of the closet and fess up that yes they do too.When somethings illegal not many people are going to volunteer to said crime are they? Double reported percentages at least and the numbers might be more accurate but still lagging in real numbers across the board.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #8 posted by Hope on December 23, 2013 at 09:05:21 PT
Hello, Lombar!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and everything! Oh yes, Happy Legalization of Cannabis days! That does make me happy. To think of police and hoodlums alike, putting away their weapons. Whoo hoo! That's a happy, happy thing.I agree with your comment. 
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #7 posted by FoM on December 23, 2013 at 06:00:21 PT
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you too! It's great to see you!
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #6 posted by lombar on December 22, 2013 at 23:18:37 PT:
Perhaps its not that youth are using more cannabis, they are just more comfortable admitting it because its not a crime. All the stats from self reported studies are skewed by the fact that people do not generally want to admit to crimes.Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #5 posted by ekim on December 20, 2013 at 07:00:57 PT
Dr. Volkow yesterday on the Diane Rehm Show NPR
Please read the transcript of Dr. Volkows anwser to a 20 year ER. physician question on what are the numbers on the 
dangers of marijuana.and keep in mind that NIDA has used untold millions of 
taxpayer money to come up with that transcript at 10.47.09
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #4 posted by afterburner on December 20, 2013 at 06:47:21 PT
Truth...Can the Feds Handle It? No Spin.
High Times / By Paul Armentano. 
The Media's Absurd Hysteria About Teens and Pot.
There's very little data to suggest that cannabis causes long-lasting memory problems or an increased risk of schizophrenia.
December 18, 2013 "There are numerous adverse health consequences associated with alcohol, tobacco and prescription drugs, all of which are far more dangerous and costlier to society than cannabis. It is precisely because of these consequences that these products are legally regulated and their consumption is restricted to specified consumers and settings."
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #3 posted by The GCW on December 19, 2013 at 20:42:07 PT
Check government stats because they're from them.
While I don't believe the government's stats, even if they were true, I'd have to ask if hard drug usage was declining in youth?I recall that one of the stats in Amsterdam and that area was not only youth using cannabis less, they also had a lower percentage of young citizens getting onto hard drugs. -So they would have less hard drug addicts in the future.We saw in a news story, here on CNews, a couple days ago that one stat seemed to indicate youth was using cannabis a little more but at the same time all other substances were being used less.Less alcohol, less booze, less hard drugs. All substances that kill users!If youth switches from using substance which kill users and then starts using a safer substance...... what is the freaking problem????That sounds like a blessing. A change for the better.As I said the other day:It is commendable to keep youth from using cannabis but not at the cost of increasing deadly drug usage.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #2 posted by The GCW on December 19, 2013 at 20:32:35 PT
These are not people who deserve trust.
Why would Americans trust The White House Office of National Drug Control PolicyorNational Institute on Drug Abuse?Historically they've shown to be purveyors of lies, half-truths and propaganda. They've been persecuting cannabis and people who use cannabis for 8 decades.The only time they've backed off is when citizens have forced them to back off.One example is a bunch of years ago when citizens stopped government from banning hemp and hemp products.If citizens didn't stop them from banning hemp, Americans would not have access to hemp at all. Communist Chinese citizens would have hemp but free Americans would not have access to hemp.These are people and government agencies, in positions of trust, who should not be trusted.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #1 posted by MikeEEEEE on December 19, 2013 at 20:00:16 PT
Saving the chhhiillldrreeeen!!!!!
The CHIDREEEN must be protected!!! Even when I was a kid, I understood the power of using children politically (in corporate propaganda too).If these weasels really cared, they would provide healthcare for the kids, and the expensive life saving drugs.
The fact is, their agency is concerned more about job $ecurity.
[ Post Comment ]

Post Comment