Drug Policy

Bush on Useless Anti-Drug Ads: If We Boost Spending by 31 Percent, They'll Be That Much More Useless

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President Bush has proposed a significant jump in funding for an anti-drug advertising campaign that government-funded research shows is at best useless and at worst has increased drug use among some teens.

The administration has asked for a 31 percent increase in funding for the advertising campaign that a nearly five-year study concluded had increased the likelihood that all teens would smoke marijuana. The White House proposal would increase the program's budget to $130 million over the next year.

More here, via The Politico.