A Third of People Would Sell Dope If It Was Legal
"Deliver Us From Evil" director Matthew Cooke just released his latest documentary, "How to Make Money Selling Drugs.” The documentary follows drug dealers, celebrities, and law enforcement to get a better understanding of the $400 billion drug industry — specifically, how and why people get involved in the industry, despite heavy penalties. But we wanted to know how much of the public would sell drugs if they were legal.
PUBLIC OPINION > Teen Marijuana Use Is Not That Big of a Deal
We’ve done polls on marijuana in the past, and typically voters give it the polling equivalent of a shrug. Even if they don’t smoke it or condone it, it’s not as dangerous as alcohol and not worth fussing over. But a recent survey shows teen marijuana use is on the rise — nearly 10% of teens are smoking 20 times a month or more. No wonder it’s California’s biggest cash crop! Teen use can be scary, though, as the longterm effects of marijuana use on developing brains is still unclear, and bad habits can form in those early years. So we asked the public if the increase in teen use is cause for concern.
Bad news for parents today. Teen marijuana use is on the rise, with nearly 1 in 10 smoking weed at least 20 or more times a month (up from just from 5 percent in 2008), according to a new survey, The Associated Press reports.