The argument being fought over as the legalization push continues is whether or not the Marijuana industry is stealing from the Tobacco and Alcohol play books by targeting children. Addiction for profit industries rely on getting the next generations hooked on their products to continue their business. The similarities are really close.
For years the Big Tobacco used Doctors to push their products in advertising saying that Doctors approved the use of tobacco denying the health risks associated with its use. Now we have the Marijuana industry using Doctors to push their products by saying that marijuana is harmless or "Safer than Alcohol". Despite what the advertising was 50 years ago with tobacco, we are seeing the health risks associated with its use. One big step with tobacco and teen use was using science to educate our kids on the dangers of using tobacco. When we use that approach with Marijuana we should see the same declines in teen marijuana use. That is why the Marijuana industry and its supporters are so quick to try and discredit the science that contradicts their claims. They saw what science based education did with tobacco and they know that when science is used to educate on marijuana they will lose money on this fledgling industry. If they can't get the next generation then legalization is a waste of time.
A new poll suggests that 61% of Colorado voters think that Legalization is good for the state, but are the people being mislead?
A new poll released suggests that Colorado voters are happy with legalization, with 61% saying that it's been good for their state. A recent article in the Washington Post by, None other than, Christopher Ingraham has a lot of claims with a few links to back them up. But what I was able to find were connections to the marijuana industry and their supporters.
In the Washington Post article by Christopher Ingraham "Most Colorado voters say legal weed has been good for the economy" he lays out how he got this information. The first problem though is that Ingraham is a supporter of legalization. So of course he is going to manipulate the data he's going to report. In his article he cites two sources for his data as being the Cato Institute and Public Policy Polling. When reading the article you will see that the poll by Public Policy Polling was commissioned by the pro
California is being billed as the legalization swing state because they're saying if California goes so does the rest of the country. But is legalization really in the best interest of the state? Sure California has one of the biggest economies in the country, but with all those people California runs the risk of taking the current problems of legal states and amplifying them. So as November approaches Californians will need some questions answered.
Will legalization reduce youth use? The easy answer for that is no. The complicated answer is just that, complicated. There are so many factors in answering that question. With legalization comes expanded access to the drug with home grows and oversaturation of marijuana dispensaries. Now that marijuana is legal parents