Marijuana: Survey shows parents want strict regulations
Marijuana is now legal for medicinal use in eighteen states and the District of Columbia, as well as legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington. This is something that the majority of the populations in these areas supported, but how do the majority of parents feel about it? That's the question a recent study by The Partnership at Drugfree.org tried to answer.
The study, released on Tuesday, shows that adults in general, but more specifically parents, expect strict regulation on the consumption, sale and marketing of marijuana, even if they are in favor of decriminalization. And according to the study, most adults are indeed in favor of decriminalization -- but not legalizing for recreational use.
Even in Colorado, which has a high percentage of parents who have smoked pot (62 percent), less than the majority of them (48 percent) are in favor of legalizing it for recreational use.
"Parents are most concerned with the developmental consequences of teen marijuana use, and about their children's futures being harmed by marijuana use," the study says.
Continue reading for more study results.