Teenagers May Get Marijuana From People Who Have Marijuana, Local Media Discovers
According to several Valley reporters, a new survey shows that some Arizona teenagers have obtained marijuana from people who can legally possess marijuana.
"No shit," say the rest of us.
Consulting the report referenced in pieces such as "Teens score pot from medical marijuana cardholders," "Arizona students say they got pot from card holders," and "Study: 1 in 9 students say they got pot from cardholders," we see that only 1-in-9 teenagers -- of the 1-in-7 who smoked marijuana in the last month -- have gotten weed from medical marijuana card-holders. In other words, less than 2 percent of teenagers got their weed from a card-holder.
Methods of obtaining marijuana that are more popular with the pot-smoking youngsters include almost every single other method listed, including friends (72.7 percent), parties (28.6 percent), other (23.7 percent), family/relatives (14.8 percent), and school (13.4 percent).
In fact, the only less-popular method of obtaining marijuana is "home" (6.1 percent), which doesn't sound like a place someone would typically stumble upon marijuana anyway.
For some reason, the survey from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission didn't ask the 8 percent of kids who abused prescription drugs in the last month if they obtained the pills from someone with a prescription.
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