Study: legal medical marijuana doesn't encourage kids to smoke more pot

Maia Szalavitz
Time Magazine (US)
Thursday, November 3, 2011

Despite warnings from opponents of medical marijuana, legalizing the drug for medical purposes does not encourage teens to smoke more pot, according to new research that compared rates of marijuana use in Massachusetts and Rhode Island after the latter state changed its laws. Rhode Island legalized medical marijuana in 2006, but Massachusetts did not.