An interesting article in Scientific American says that since legalization of Marijuana in Colorado, the number of high school students who use the drug has gone down. The opponents of legalization claimed that legalization of weed would cause teen usage to increase.
What’s even more interesting is that the percentage of high-school students in Colorado who smoke marijuana is now lower than the national average.
The proponents of prohibition were wrong. The war on drugs failed, and legalization does not necessarily increase usage.
Personally, I’m not a big fan of drugs, but I can’t see any good reason to throw people in jail over them.