Our mission is to educate citizens on the science of marijuana and to promote health-first, smart policies and attitudes that decrease marijuana use and its consequences.
Marijuana use directly affects the brain — specifically the parts of the brain responsible for memory, learning, attention and reaction time. These effects can last up to 28 days after abstinence from use.
A 2019 study that allowed for more time to pass from the passage of legalization to the implementation of legalization found that the opposite was true, with a 23% increase in opioid deaths
Despite popular myth, peer-reviewed research finds 30% of past year marijuana users met the criteria for a cannabis use disorder. Marijuana addiction is real. But so is recovery.
Science has proven – and all major scientific and medical organizations agree – that marijuana is both addictive and harmful to the human brain, especially when used as an adolescent. One in every six 16 year-olds (and one in every eleven adults) who try marijuana will become addicted to it.
The emerging data from states that have tried legalization offer three main reasons why legalization should be opposed as a tool for social justice:
Incarceration. Commercialization. Reformation.
Like Big Tobacco of yesteryear, Big Marijuana knows that it needs lifelong addicted customers to prosper. Addictive industries generate the lion’s share of their profits from addicts, not casual users. This means that creating addicts is the central goal. And — as every good tobacco executive knows (but won’t tell you) — this, in turn, means targeting the young.