'9 Percent of Those Who Use Cannabis Become Dependent' Is Based on Drug War Diagnostics and Bad Science
The origin of this figure is research by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the federal drug abuse research institute, published in a 1994 article in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. The problem is that their survey was chock-full of bias.
Jeff Sessions Invokes Lady Gaga In Marijuana Debate
If legalization is indeed inevitable, we must prepare for the consequences: Usage will go up. It already has as a result of the widespread legalization of medical marijuana.
No longer able to convince Americans that marijuana consumers are dangerous criminals who deserve to be locked up, history is repeating itself. We are seeing a shift in the message, from marijuana consumers as criminals to marijuana consumers as sick people who belong in treatment.