A recent study shows daily marijuana use now outpaces daily drinking in the U.S.

The study published in the journal Addiction examined self-reported marijuana use — looking at the number of people who reported using marijuana in the past day, past month, and past year. The results show daily or near-daily cannabis use rates have risen 15-fold from 1992 to 2022.

The findings also indicate the spike in marijuana use corresponds with changes in the laws governing marijuana.

The findings are troubling in light of a growing evidence of marijuana’s serious — and permanent — impact on physical and mental health.

body of scientific evidence reveals that marijuana is harmful — especially for teens and young adults. 

Nationwide, since 2019, the number of kids diagnosed with cannabis-induced mental disorders, including schizophrenia and psychotic episodes, has increased by 50%.

And research has shown time and again that marijuana has a significant potential for dependence and abuse.

Right now the group Arkansans for Patient Access is actively working to drastically expand marijuana in Arkansas.

The group has until July 5 to collect 90,704 petition signatures from registered voters to place the marijuana amendment on the ballot.

If passed, the amendment would give free marijuana cards to immigrants and out-of-state residents who come to Arkansas to use marijuana.

The amendment would guarantee marijuana growers and sellers a monopoly over the state’s marijuana industry.

Marijuana users would no longer need to show they suffer from a specific medical condition listed in state law — making it easier to use marijuana recreationally.

The measure also fails to limit the amount of THC that marijuana products can contain, and it repeals restrictions on marijuana advertising.

All of this would lead to more marijuana in the state.

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