Teenagers May Get Marijuana From People Who Have Marijuana, Local Media Discovers

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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.

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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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ptcgaz
ptcgaz

no pot just magically appears. REALLY no shit ? I mean after all teens have to get their pot from somewhere, why dont they just fucking legalize it already?


marcy
marcy

100% of the people who sold pot to kids did so illegally.

That's a real shocker.

If only we hadn't passed the MMA in Arizona, then that number would have been, umm, umm, umm, the same.

The solution to people selling MM to kids is to arrest them and prosecute them no differently than we prosecuted people who sold pot to kids before the passage of the MMA.  

What's different other than the right wing Gestapo can't arrest people with a MM card who AREN'T selling pot to kids?

marcy
marcy

Next headline, 80% of kids who illegally acquire booze get it from adults who are allowed to buy it.

Time to take another vote on Prohibition.

Given that some kids WILL continue to smoke pot, do you find it more offensive that they get it from a friend/neighbor who has a MM card or from some street dealer?

It may come as news to some idiot Arizona legislators but kids were getting pot before the Arizona MMA passed.  They were just getting it from a dirtier source in most cases.

vigvamvoo
vigvamvoo

Hmmm, seems logical to me. Gotta get is from somewhere lol.


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David Howard
David Howard

The same as the ALWAYS have since forever... who else? Lol.

Avery Marx
Avery Marx

liberals turning against a liberal rag because the liberal ageda isnt liberal enough? truly, 12-21-12 was the end of the world!

Easkey Stewart
Easkey Stewart

So what else did you not expect! When the likes of Walgreen's are not participating, this is a joke.

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

Joe. This story isnt even that big of a deal. The New Times writer is twisting it to sound like the survey is blasting card holders. In fact, the survey hardly mentions them. It is just 1 of many many statistics in a very large survey about many subjects. Do i LIKE card holders selling to kids? No. But the bigger issue in the survey..completely ignored by the New Times reporter is Alcohol abuse. Doesnt even mention it yet teens say they abuse it at 3 TIMES the rate of pot.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

To believe anything that comes from a study just shows the gullibility of the American public because hey if it's a study it has to be accurate especially in a state that would do anything to get the law we voted for repealed.

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

Lol sorry Mary..i was typing with thumbs of fury! haha

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

..Im not saying prescription drug use ISNT a leggit concern. It is a huge concern. However, your article almost implies the only questions they asked teens about was pot. Assuming you at least skimmed through the actual survey before writting your crap, i'm sure you are welk aware they actually asked teens many many questions about a wide variety if issues. Pot is only 1 tiny part of it. It is YOU who zero'd in on pot..and then reported your story as though THEY were doing that. I got it! You are pro pot! A single issue type of meat head. If i am incorrect then please explain why didnt write your article on the most glaring part of the article...alcohol? You dont even MENTION that alcohol use by teens is off the charts! You didnt even notice that almost as many kids now abuse prescription drugs or smoke pot as teen who smoke cigarettes. That ALSO stands out like a sore thumb but did you report on THAT? NOOOO of course you didnt! Im sure your parents are so proud of your in depth journalism skills! Whatever got you out of that pot smoke filled bedroom i suppose huh? Good job missing every single major point in the survey and good job misleading on the issue you decided to zero in on!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

The Voters of Colorado have declared that Marijuana is so Harmful and Dangerous that NO ONE under 21 years old -- adults included -- should have ANY LEGAL ACCESS to it! ... not even a single gram!

That's what the morons passed with the Fake "legalization" measure in Amendment 64.


Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

..Secondly, your comment "Why didnt they ask kids who abuse prescription drugs if they got them from people who have a prescription" is utterly rediculous. A "PRESCRIPTION drug abuser" is by definition getting them through a prescription whether it was in their hand or someone elses. The PROBLEM (which you so obviously missed) with teens getting pot from card holders is that all you pot heads swore up, down, backwards and forwards that legalizing marijuana for "medicinal use only" was COMPLETLY about helping sick people..PERIOD! NOW, only a few short months into it you are already calously saying "Well duh, of course card holders are selling it to kids" and almost giggling that anyone would question this!

Brett Giles
Brett Giles

When following up, the survey asked the teenagers who got pot from people who didn't have any for clarification. The unanimous reponse: "uhh..."

Jared Slaff
Jared Slaff

*slamming fist onto table* How long was the Gov't and the media planning on sitting on this unknown information?? =D

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

To Mathew Hendley. Im sure you walk around feeling smarter than everyone else because your main fans are bigger potheads than you are but please take a seat for a minute and let me explain a few things to you. 1. The percentage you pulled out of your ass is not only misleading but it is incorrect. To claim only 2% of teens got their pot from card holders is incorrectly phrased and misleading. The fact is, 11% of teens who got pot got it from card holders. Nice job mixing the "1 in 7 who smoked pot in the last 30 days" statistic with the "1 in 9 got it from cardholders" statistic just so you can misstate what that means hoping only potheads would read it, therfore your missleading crap would have gone unnoticed....

Jesse Adams
Jesse Adams

You should probably use proper grammar and spelling before you call others idiots and call for them to be educated.

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

To all of you uninformed idiots making the rediculous comments on this thread and mostly to the misleading fool who wrote the artical (Mathew Hendley) to begin with. Did even 1 of you read the report the artical is refrencing? Nooooo you didnt or you wouldnt be making the dumbass comments you are making. Educate yourselves before you try to sound smart!!!

Anna Marie
Anna Marie

Decriminalize it and this won't be an issue. I think "teens on Meth" warrants a bigger article. Or those addicted to prescription drugs.

Jd Wolfmeyer
Jd Wolfmeyer

yes...some teenagers get booze from legal booze users...some get robitussin from their mom

Scott Harmon
Scott Harmon

I can't believe that FOX News didn't make this discovery first!

Chris Smith
Chris Smith

No-fucking-shit? Teens can easily get alcohol, but do they report that? Nope.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

What a bullshit story this is. First of all not that many cards have been distributed. And these kids more than likely got the pot for the people that got cards to begin with

Jesse Adams
Jesse Adams

Oh my! What is next? Alcohol? Harder drugs? When will it end???

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

I think the local media should also be looking at HS kids getting beer from their older siblings!  

That's REAL investigative reporting! (sarcasm)

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

I'm shocked! Shocked! Next you'll be telling us teenagers get beer from adults! I just don't think I can bear it!

I would not be surprised to find out that this is part of an effort by vested interests in the criminal justice system and/or "beverage" industry and/or pharmaceutical industry to make sure demon reefer stays illegal. Can't interfere with the profits, dontcha see?

squash
squash

Two words: REEFER MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!

Up On The Sun
Up On The Sun

" In other words, less than 2 percent of teenagers got their weed from a card-holder."

Nicole Parasida
Nicole Parasida

besides that of course they are going to say from the MM card holder, they aren't going to give up their dealer.

marcy
marcy

@arizonaeagletarian 
John Kavanagh is an idiot.

To reverse the law would require demonstrating that the law has resulted in something negative.  Such as a lot more kids smoking dope since the passage.

John needs to have another double bourbon and ponder why booze is legal in Arizona when it causes so much death and destruction.  Then contrast that with MM.  

arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

@marcy well, even though Kavanagh has a PhD, and had a career in law enforcement, he still seems to lack common sense. Today he wants to repeal the MMJ law. Last year he authored a bill that became law in AZ to outlaw PASSIVE RESISTANCE.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

@Avery Marx huh?

marcy
marcy

@Gary Waterman 

I thought prescription drugs were all about helping sick people.

Now I find out that some people get prescription drugs and give/sell them to kids.

Should we outlaw prescription drugs because some people abuse their prescriptions?

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

@Gary Waterman That's not a "fact." It's an allegation made in a report from the cops. They don't even allege that 11% of the pot these 1 in 7 smoked came from card holders. They merely allege that those kids SAID they had obtained pot from card holders. Did the kids check the cards? I bet not in most cases. I smell a rat in this story.

marcy
marcy

@arizonaeagletarian @marcy 

He had a career in law enforcement, law enforcement requires laws to enforce.  The more laws, the more enforcement.   Cops love laws.  More laws, more cops.  Pass some more laws and you can say there are more law breakers and we just have to do something about that.

Nobody stops to think that the easiest way to reduce crime is to reduce the number of things that are criminal.

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