Prosecutors in three Arizona counties are using new figures on where teens now get their marijuana to lobby against making the drug legal for all adults. But the data may not be as clear-cut as it seems.
A new report by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission notes that 10.9 percent of eighth graders who said they have used marijuana in the past 30 days say they got it from someone who is a legal medical marijuana user. That compares with 8.5 percent two years ago.
There are similar increases reported among high school sophomores and seniors.
“We were supposed to have a medical marijuana regime that was only going to allow marijuana to go to patients,” said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. “It’s not.” [Read More]
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