I'm saddened to read that Oakland, Calif., has voted to permit large marijuana farms and that California will be voting in November to try to approve the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana. Most young people will automatically assume that if it is legal, then it must not be dangerous.
Then why the long and short term trends over last decade plus of increased pot use and less cigarette use by teens.
More teens over the last decade smoke cannabis and less smoke cigarettes in Massachusetts. Prohibition increases teen use. Regulation and education, reduce it.