420 with CNW – White House Official Admits Fewer Teens Are Using Marijuana Since Legalization

July 29, 2020 03:25:46

The road to cannabis legalization has been long and full of obstacles. While drug reform activists have preached the social and economic benefits of legalizing cannabis, proponents against legalization have argued that making cannabis legal and accessible to the public will lead to teens abusing the drug. However, according to an official from the White House’s anti-drug office, the consumption of cannabis by teens has fallen in Colorado and other states that have legalized marijuana for adult consumption.

Speaking to a committee of North Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday, Dale Quigley stated that “for some reason, the use rate among this age bracket is going down.” He is the deputy coordinator for the National Marijuana Initiative, a project of the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (“HIDTA”) program. Although he can’t pin down why use rates among teens has been reducing in the state, the trend…


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