A more than four decade old survey called “Monitoring the Future” has shown first time results of the of more senior’s in high school preferring marijuana smoking over those who prefer cigarettes smoking.
The recent results show that high school seniors prefer daily weed smoking, as opposed to daily cigarette smoking. This figure, stating about six percent of seniors enjoy weed on a daily, also states only 5.5 percent of the group prefers cigarettes daily.
Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, tells Time;
“The sense that marijuana has medicinal purposes and that doctors are prescribing it creates a sense that this drug cannot be so harmful,”
The survey, which was funded by Volkow’s institute, also examined seniors’ “perceptions” of marijuana, particularly of interest in light of the recent spread of legalization of the herb. Nearly 32 percent of seniors believe consistent weed use “could be harmful,” a decline from last year’s 36 percent.
Could the survey actually be leading to the widespread legalization of marijuana by gaging how younger children percieve the herb? The marijuana prohibition, and heavy push for its nation wide legalization could be coming sooner than we think.
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