Wednesday, April 13, 2011

If Marijuana is Legal Will Addiction Rise

NYTimes Blog debating whether or not addiction will increase with the legalization of marijuana. A few perspectives. Here's one:

"However, the Dutch “coffee shops” example might give us a little insight. The de facto legalization policy in the Netherlands did not, in itself, affect rates of marijuana use among adults or young people. But rates of use among young people increased when the number of coffee shops increased and the age of legal access was 16. Then these rates declined when the numbers of coffee shops was reduced and the age of legal access became 18."

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