This group did a great job on the design! If this initiative makes it to the ballot and wins, there’s a good chance recreational users will pay more for marijuana than medical marijuana patients, similar to how Colorado handles it. This of course means it’s still in your best interest to become a patient if you have a qualifying medical condition.
“Drivers in Phoenix may have noticed a new billboard gracing the downtown skyline. It’s not the usual car sales and insurance billboards peppered throughout the Valley’s roadways, but a campaign advocating the legalization of marijuana in Arizona.
The group behind the initiative, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, is seeking a position on the 2016 ballot. The billboard is designed to raise awareness that, the group says, marijuana is less addictive, less toxic, and less harmful than alcohol.
“It’s time for us to regulate and treat marijuana for exactly what it is, and that is something that’s objectively safer than alcohol,” said JP Holyoak, the chairman of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.
The group plans on rolling out more billboards throughout the Valley…” [Continue Reading]
This should come as no surprise really. Growing up in a state where marijuana was illegal, we all knew it was easier for high school kids to get marijuana than alcohol. It was because marijuana was illegal and nobody was carding when it’s sold on the black market. So it makes sense that use among teens would not increase in states where pot has been legalized.
It seems kids are also naturally drawn to that which is taboo and that which society has deemed ‘bad’. If you legalize it and make it less taboo, kids should naturally be less drawn to it.
“New research has cast serious doubts on the argument that legalization of medical marijuana would lead to more widespread use among teenagers.
The study, which was published Tuesday by Columbia University researchers in the The Lancet Psychiatry, examined marijuana use among more than a million teenagers over 24 years.
The researchers found no discernible impact in the 21 states that had legalized the drug for medical use. “The risk of marijuana use in states before passing medical marijuana laws did not differ significantly from the risk after medical marijuana laws were passed,” the co-authors wrote…” [Continue Reading]