One toke over the line

The assertion that Prop. 19 is contributing to a rise in teenage marijuana use is unfounded
Los Angeles Times (US)
Thursday, December 16, 2010

After an annual survey of teen drug use nationwide found that marijuana smoking is on the rise among eighth- through 12th-graders, Kerlikowske attributed the uptick to California's Proposition 19 and other states' initiatives to legalize medical marijuana. "Mixed messages about drug legalization, particularly marijuana, may be to blame," he said in a news release. "Such messages certainly don't help parents who are trying to prevent kids from using drugs."