TEEN POT USE UP

Last week’s devastating report on youth pot-use in America.
California is in worse shape!

NEWS: Teen “Heavy” Marijuana Use Up 80 Percent Since 2008, One in Ten Teens Reports Using Marijuana at Least 20 Times a Month

 

May 2nd 2012 – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Coalition for a Drug Free California (CDFC) warns leaders to get with the program and make anti-marijuana efforts a priority. Parents must demand action.

“Today’s findings are absolutely startling. America is going backwards. We knew because of the so-called social acceptability of medical marijuana that youth drug use was up – but nobody saw this coming. A rise of 80% since 2008, roughly the time Obama became president to now, is just shocking. We are losing our youth and call upon the President, Congress and state elected leaders across America to demand action and accountability for this disaster,” said Dr. Paul Chabot, President of the Coalition for a Drug Free California. “All the nonsense about marijuana legalization is definitely having a negative effect on America’s future – our kids. Parents need to be outraged. Leaders must be held accountable. We call upon the President for a special address to the Nation. America needs a new strategy.”

Teen past-month “heavy” marijuana users are significantly more likely than teens who have not used marijuana in the past year to:

  • use cocaine/crack (30 times more likely)
  • use Ecstasy (20 times more likely)
  • abuse prescription pain relievers (15 times more likely)
  • abuse over-the-counter medicines  (14 times more likely)