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Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal drug in the United States.

  • It is one of the leading substances reported in arrests, emergency room visits, and substance abuse treatment admissions.

  • Marijuana use continues to rise among youth; nearly 50% of high school students have used marijuana.

  • Over 84% of Manatee County students admitted for substance abuse treatment report marijuana as their primary drug of choice.

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Marijuana for Medical Purposes (Florida Sheriff’s Association)

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Statement on Sanjay Gupta and CNN coverage of marijuana

Unmasking Marijuana

Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Spreading the Word About Marijuana (SOS)

Watch: Marijuana Inc. Inside America's Pot Industry

SPEAKING OUT Against Drug Legalization

Medical Marijuana White Paper

Marijuana: Select Effects on Brain, Body and Behavior (NIDA)


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