Colorado Voters Were Duped into Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Social Fabric by from Colorado Springs Gazette, March 24, 2015

Nineteen-year-old Kaleb is 41 days and seven hours sober when he sits down for a long conversation about his marijuana addiction.

Two more months, his treatment providers tell him, and he’ll likely be able to deliver his first clean drug test in many years showing no presence of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis that produces a euphoric high and can affect the mind and body for weeks after use — especially if you’re like Kaleb, who was getting high every day along with about 6 percent of American high school seniors. This according to the federally funded Monitoring the Future, one of the United States’ most extensive and longest-running surveys of students’ drug use and attitudes toward substances.

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