The quote is buried deep within Marijuana use among young adults at highest levels
It’s a standard ho-hum article about marijuana, teens, and addiction, with the formulaic start:
Growing up in Greeley, Colo., Justin Luke Riley heard lots of anti-drug messages at home, school and church. But he ignored them to escape his insecurities and fit in better with his high school tennis team; at age 15, he got hooked.
And the article has all the usual nonsense, complete with NIDA’s Nora Volkow making outrageous claims for which she should be ashamed.
There’s no good science yet to explain why pot use is rising, but Volkow blames medical marijuana. Hearing about medicinal benefits makes people think it must not be harmful, she said.
Then comes the simple quote of the day, from Brad Burge of MAPS:
Brad Burge offers another explanation: Perhaps teens enjoy how they feel when they smoke and don’t buy the government’s arguments against pot.