One toke over the line

The assertion that Prop. 19 is contributing to a rise in teenage marijuana use is unfounded
16 December 2010
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After an annual survey of teen drug use nationwide found that marijuana smoking is on the rise among eighth- through 12th-graders, Kerlikowske attributed the uptick to California's Proposition 19 and other states' initiatives to legalize medical marijuana. "Mixed messages about drug legalization, particularly marijuana, may be to blame," he said in a news release. "Such messages certainly don't help parents who are trying to prevent kids from using drugs."

Los Angeles Times (US)
Thursday, December 16, 2010