“Laws are changing everything around us as well as the world that cannabis lives in. Sometimes it is time to sit down the bowl and really focus on the issues. Well then pick it back up, politics is stressful…”
Recently NIDA or the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s released their 2010 findings for the public annual Monitoring the Future survey which had a range of statistics concerning drug use. The survey covered multitudes of illicit drugs as well as cannabis, alcohol, and cigarettes. These findings indicated that within the last 30 days 23.8% of the students in 12th grade smoked pot within the last 30-days whereas only 19.2% of equivalent seniors admitted to smoking a cigarette. Of course, there is no cheering for marijuana because NIDA puts in in a perspective of: Victory for Anti-Tobacco. I feel bad for the cigarette smokers, they are being thrown out of every establishment that they used to be able to smoke in: bars, clubs, etc… and everyone knows hands down a joint is better than a cigarette. Maybe we should just replace cigarettes altogether with joints, really mellow everyone out. The NIDA also had some statistics on everyday use in which they said: “about one in sixteen 12th graders today uses marijuana on a daily or near-daily basis.” I see a trend, a trend that is tending towards future legalization… and I like it.