Marijuana: Survey shows parents want strict regulations

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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.

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"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.

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Continue reading for more study results.


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Monkey
Monkey

Meth (Desoxyn) is given to children over 6 years old. But weed should only be allowed for those over 21. What a strange world we live in.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Too funny -- Lyin' Brian Vicente has repeatedly stated he favors -- and lobbies for -- "STRICT Regulation"

Get STRICTLY Regulated, Bitches!


Green_eyes
Green_eyes

Strict regulation, but keep your beer in the fridge and the hard liquor and prescription pain meds in the cabinet.... Goodness..... Worry more about alcohol abuse and pain med abuse parents....

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

I should have pointed out that this weirdly-named group seeks to poison the debate with this red herring of an issue -- asserting that parents do not want cannabis legalized for teenagers serves to insinuate that somone does.  With illegal sales of tobacco to children rampant in Denver, public awareness of the problem poor, and the unalterable fact that tobacco is extremely addictive and very much more injurious to health than cannabis, it is inappropriate to raise the subject of children in discussing the ending of Prohibition at all.  Those who do so are using kids for their own selfish political purposes, and cannot be concerned for their health, because insinuating that we need to do more to prevent cannabis from the legal market from reaching children makes exactly no sense, both because that market does not yet exist, and because illicit sales of tobacco will continue to be a far greater threat to children's health until they are eliminated entirely.

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

If you want to help, focus on the fact that kids have had ready access to cannabis in their schools for a long time, and that establishing a licit, regulated market will help to prevent direct sales to children.  Deny the lie that dispensaries represent any sort of threat to the health of children -- many acquire the addcition that will eventually kill them in or near their schools:  tobacco has been and continues to be a far more serious threat to our children than any other drug, and we have failed to act against the licensed tobacco dealers who are addiciting and killing them.  There is far more justification for a campaign to eliminate illicit sales of cigarettes to children, and for further taxing tobacco and alcohol for the purpose than there is for undertaking any regulatory or legal initiative regarding cannabis, or in taxing it to pay for the whims of prohibitionists in government.

CloudGang
CloudGang

I do not need paranoid mommy's or daddy's help with raising my children. I keep our children away from corrupt police tactics, so I'm sure I can protect them from the evil marijuana........until its time to harvest, that is.

El_Derpo
El_Derpo

derp parenting fail derp

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@RobertChase "asserting that parents do not want cannabis legalized for teenagers serves to insinuate that somone [sic] does"

Spoken like the Prohibitionist Propaganda Pimp that you are.

Tell us again why rec. marijuana is so harmful and dangerous that NO ADULT under 21 years old should be allowed ANY LEGAL ACCESS to it?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@RobertChase "and that establishing a licit, regulated market will help to prevent direct sales to children"

Utter nonsense.

Their over 21 year old friends, relatives, etc will simply acquire it for them, as it currently done with Alcohol MILLIONS of times every week.


RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

 -- or I could be wrong; Donkey and his imaginary playmate may want the use of cannabis by teenagers to be enirely legal -- we'll never know, of course, because he never states his beliefs.  Maybe the "Partnership at Drugfree.org" had him in mind when it conducted its supposed survey (or vice versa).

@DonkeyHotay "... NO ADULT under 21 years old should be allowed ANY LEGAL ACCESS to it" -- you may not yet have picked up on the fact that I am a strong public supporter of Article XVIII, Section 14 of Colorado's Constitution, which permits adults eighteen years of age and older to use cannabis for medical puuposes upon the recommendation of a physician.

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay When citizens demand it, the law against selling tobacco to minors has been and (even in sleepwalking Denver) can be stepped up.  Although we mostly ignore direct sales of tobacco to minors, it is certain that any such sale of cannabis to them will draw far more opprobrium from the prohibitionists who use children as a political tool.  Just as is true of tobacco, the illegal transfer of cannabis to minors will still take place outside the legal market.  It may have escaped your notice, but the concerned parents cited by the prohibitionists are relatives of their children; it should be their concern to try to form a societal consensus against the transfer of cannabis to minors -- instead, they will vociferate for the enforcement of the laws against child abuse and that making it a Class 2 felony to tranfer cannabis to minors.  They and many other relatives evidently disapprove of rather than participate in the diversion, for all that some relatives circumvent the intent of the Law.  Your position is that the law against tranferring alcohol to minors has no effect because some minors get it from their relatives (despite the obvious fact that many adult relatives do not do so) which is utter nonsense.

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