And for those who trumpet tight controls on sales to minors, a third of 12th-graders who live in states with medical marijuana and who have used the drug in the past year report that one source is another person’s prescription. Another 6 percent have their own Rx.
Throwing people in jail for smoking pot is dumb and wasteful. Given changing public attitudes - for the first time last year, a majority of Americans supported legalization - Colorado and Washington are apt to be the vanguard states, not the outliers.
If this doesn’t make you nervous, you are smoking something. Maybe even legally.
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