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The Perceived Risk of Marijuana Declines-Synthetic Pot Risk Increases

An indicator of marijuana use, the perceived risk of harm is declining among U.S. 12th grader (25 to 16 percent) even as the perceived risk of using synthetic marijuana increases. The percentage of high school seniors who perceived great risk from occasional use of synthetic marijuana increased from 33% in 2012 (the first year it […]

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Half of arrestees have marijuana in their system. Drug use increases.

Crime in America We just posted another article yesterday about marijuana, see http://crimeinamerica.net/2011/01/24/marijuana-use-continues-to-increase-as-perceived-risk-decreases/. It’s always interesting to us that we could write on some of the most controversial topics imaginable yet there’s no topic that brings more e-mails and phone calls than this one. People are passionate about pot. There are plenty of people who […]

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Marijuana Use Continues to Increase as Perceived Risk Decreases

Crime in America Heavens, we were told by marijuana advocates that this wouldn’t happen; that the debate about the endless medical and recreational wonders of pot would not increase use in the general population. We were also told that marijuana use doesn’t affect the ability to drive a car and that there is no connection […]

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More Americans Using Drugs. Marijuana Increases. Use by Kids Grows. Baby Boomers Record Large Gains.

 Crime in America.Net Gentlereaders: Drug use continues to increase. Criminology 101—increased drug use means more crime.   Criminology is filled with endless references to drug use and criminality; see http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/232790.pdf for the latest example from the Department of Justice. The United States has recorded fairly steady decreases in crime for the last twenty years and […]

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Early Marijuana Use Leads to Later Drug Abuse

Crime in America.Net Well, just in time for the California vote to legalize marijuana, data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) telling us that if you started using marijuana at a young age you are six times more likely to use drugs in the past year. Before the pro-marijuana crowd rushes […]

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The Marijuana Debate Continues

Dear readers: We apologize to those who complain that we are focusing too much on the legalization of marijuana. We will return to other topics soon. For those following the issue, this post is a continued discussion on the possibility of voters legalizing marijuana, see http://crimeinamerica.net/category/drugs-marijuana-legalization/ and  comments for background. Arron is a writer for CannaCentral, see http://cannacentral.com/. Best, […]

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To all those who want to make marijuana legal…

Dear readers: CannaCentral is a website advocating the legalization of marijuana (link below).  An author criticized our post on the dangers of marijuana and suggested that an editorial in the Los Angeles Times written by the Office on National Drug Control Policy was authored by us on their behalf (untrue). The point of our rebuttal is that people […]

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Alcohol Use Stable Over Past 70 Years

Dear readers: Alcohol use is heavily connected to violent crime; more than any other substance. The connection is unremarkable noting the frequency of alcohol consumption; the more a substance is used, the more it will show up in crime statistics (this also applies to marijuana). Please note that crime statistics increase and decrease from year to year […]

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Marijuana: People Do Incredibly Stupid Things Under the Influence

Dear Readers: The commentary below was created for the Los Angeles Times and was not on the website of the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the time of this post, thus the article is offered as the Times ran it. The link to the Times article is http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-0825-kerlikowske-marijuana-20100825,0,5131241.story. The commentary takes on the proposed legalization […]

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The Drug-Crime Connection Remains Strong. Marijuana is the Prominent Drug

Whenever we post statistics about the marijuana-crime connection, we get a ton of e-mails from disbelievers who feel that any connection is completely overblown. The principal research for the marijuana-crime connection is the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM II) program (see below) which consistently states that, out of all illegal drugs, marijuana has the strongest […]

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We’re not enforcing marijuana laws? Is this a surprise to anyone? Crime in America.Net

National news networks, Sarah Palin and a small town mayor are questioning arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana (see links below). We have endless conversations on this site and others about the legalization of marijuana. We have consistently said three things: People should not be arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana-we have […]

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Marijuana admissions increased to 17 percent in 2008–Higher than any drug–Cocaine declines

  This report presents national-level data from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) for substance abuse treatment admissions in 2008, and trend data for 1998 to 2008. The report provides information on the demographic and substance abuse characteristics of admissions to treatment aged 12 and older for abuse of alcohol and/or drugs in facilities that […]

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NEARLY 10.8 MILLION YOUTH, AGES 12-20, ARE UNDERAGE DRINKERS: CRIME STATISTICS

Crime in America.Net After reading our articles on marijuana and its connection to criminal activity (causing virtually all to stare at us in digital disbelief) several readers challenged us via e-mails and in the forums to clearly state the dangers of alcohol use. There is a new document from the federal government providing a guide […]

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More on Marijuana and Crime: Crime Statistics

It was never our intention to take on marijuana as an issue. We stated in a post on society controlling itself (rather than the criminal justice system doing it) that we assumed that personal use of marijuana was going to be either decriminalized or legalized and that we hoped that society knows what it’s doing […]

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One in Four Girls Were Involved in Serious Fights: Crime Statistics

National Survey Indicates One in Four Girls Aged 12-17 Were Involved in Serious Fights or Attacks in the Past Year Prevalence of violent acts differs by family income, school attendance, and levels of substance use A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that, in the past year, one quarter […]

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