Experts Suggest Strategies to Keep Legalized Marijuana Out of Kids’ Hands

Using lessons learned from alcohol and tobacco regulation can help keep legalized marijuana out of children’s hands, according to experts at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Laws legalizing recreational marijuana have been passed in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska* and Washington, D.C. While all of the current laws make marijuana use legal only for those over the age of 21, the researchers say the laws normalize marijuana use, and can put the drug more easily into the hands of young people. The experts note it is more difficult to regulate marijuana than alcohol or tobacco, because people can grow it at home.

 

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Will Savage

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