Contrary to the warnings of drug warriors who said legalizing marijuana for medical purposes would "send the wrong message" to teenagers, a new report from the Marijuana Policy Project finds that adolescent pot smoking has declined in every state that permits patients to use cannabis. In fact, marijuana use by minors went down more in those states than in the nation as a whole. Hard as it is to believe, it would appear that promoting marijuana as a medicine for cancer and AIDS patients did not make it seem cooler to teenagers.
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