… at least to date that I’ve seen.
Teen marijuana use rising after years of decline by Erin Allday at the San Francisco Chronicle.
This article does it all. Swallows every lie from the prohibitionists without question, goes out an interviews only people with a financial advantage to demonizing marijuana, and picks the worst of it.
This is textbook bad journalism. Just read the whole article and you’ll see what I mean.
With so much talk about the potential health benefits of pot, teenagers are increasingly complacent about the risks of marijuana, public health experts say.
“When you talk about the potential health benefits of marijuana, it’s the equivalent of saying heroin is a great pain medication, so you shouldn’t be wary of it,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which funded the study. “A drug may have compounds that have therapeutic benefits, but that in no way decreases its toxic effects.” […]
That’s a dangerous perception, said addiction specialists, who noted that in California, more teenagers are admitted to inpatient addiction programs for marijuana use than for any other drug, including alcohol.
“We had a vote this year about decriminalizing marijuana further. Is it a big surprise that perceived risk is down and daily use is up?” said Dr. John Mendelson, a senior scientist with the Addiction and Pharmacology Research Laboratory at California Pacific Medical Center. “This is the dark side of the medical marijuana movement. The main risk for kids is addiction. And it’s a substantial risk.”