Regular Teen Marijuana Use Remains Steady Despite Warnings of Legalization's Peril
Forget cigarettes, pills and heavy drinking — the kids want to smoke weed. And real weed at that.
Fewer and fewer American teenagers are smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse's annual examination of high school weekend habits, released Wednesday.
Continuing a multi-year trend that began when Barack Obama became president — more teens are smoking marijuana than are smoking cigarettes, which is a complete reversal from the “Just Say No” days.
That said, the percentage of daily users (7 percent of high school seniors smoke weed every day, according to the survey) has stayed steady for the past two years. Who's to blame for this steady trend?