The Frontal Cortex

Marijuana Factoid of the Day

This survey gives me hope: 78 percent of Americans support medical marijuana:

When Californians approved one of the first medical marijuana laws, in 1996, drug warriors were so convinced it would lead to a catastrophic spike in illegal use by teenagers that they sponsored a study to document the damage. But there was no catastrophe: after the law, marijuana use by teenagers actually declined in California.

In the decade since, as the Marijuana Policy Project documented in a recent study, popular support for legalized medical marijuana has increased in California and in virtually every other state with a similar law. Last year it was favored by 78 percent of respondents in a Gallup poll.

Of course, marijuana has many different “medical” applications. Now that we know that marijuana can help prevent Alzheimer’s, isn’t it time we start prescribing pot as a preventative medication? A doobie a day keeps the dementia away.

Courtesy of John Tierney [Times $elect]

Comments

  1. #1 Rogerly
    November 2, 2006

    I don’t know about every day though, that leaves me foggy and tired, with marginally reduced memory and concentration. Twice a week seems without ill effect however. This is speaking from 2 decades of heavy experience.

  2. #2 Weed Legalization
    May 9, 2011

    Legalization is the best thing that could happen right now, for so many reasons. I think it’s coming soon.