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Study says teens smoking more pot, less tobacco

Cigarette smoking is out but pot use is in among the nation’s teenagers, who also report a higher use of prescription painkillers and a waning perception about the risk of illicit drugs, a federal study on students has found.

Support Growing for Pot Legalization

The same day they rejected a gay marriage ballot measure, residents of Maine voted overwhelmingly to allow the sale of medical pot smokingmarijuana over the counter at state-licensed dispensaries.

Should Pot Be Legal?

David Evans:
We cannot legalize marijuana because its use has destructive health and social consequences. Marijuana is far more powerful today than it was years ago and it serves as an entry point for the use of other illegal drugs. This is known as the “gateway effect.” Despite arguments from the drug culture to the contrary, marijuana is addictive. This addiction has been well described in the scientific literature and it consists of both a physical dependence (tolerance and subsequent withdrawal) and a psychological habituation.