Monday, June 9, 2008

Floridian high schoolers more likely to smoke reefer than tobacco

Posted on Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 5:00 PM

High Times is reporting that it is more likely that a high school student living in Florida will smoke marijuana rather than tobacco.

"About 16 percent of Florida high school students said they used marijuana in the past month versus 15.5 percent who said they smoked cigarettes, according to a 2006 government survey.

The difference is dramatic in Martin County where 24 percent of high school students say theyâ??ve used marijuana in the past month, compared to 20 percent who used cigarettes. Martin County had a higher rate of teen tobacco and marijuana use than neighboring counties."

I'm betting it's because it's easier for underage kids to get weed than to purchase cigarettes, for which anyone under 30 must show ID. Goes to show how much better results you can get from regulation rather than prohibition.


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