More People Are Using Cannabis But Fewer Are Abusing It
More people are using cannabis, but fewer people are abusing it, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control recently reported on by the Washington Post. Abuse and dependency fell most among teens and young adults. And all of this despite a growing number of states that have legalized medical and recreational cannabis.
One of the most commonly used arguments against legalization is that we will end up with more people, especially young people, addicted to cannabis. This report from the federal government (hardly a bastion of support for legalization), shows that not only are those fears unfounded, but in fact the opposite is actually true. Thus far, legalization has resulted in less abuse of cannabis.