NY Marijuana Legalization Study Part 3 of 3

NY Marijuana Legalization Study Part 3 of 3 As you recall from my prior blogs this week, the NY study on marijuana legalization basically concluded that it was not a question of whether marijuana should be legalized, but how it should be done.  In part 1 and part 2 of my summary, I went over impacts related to health, criminal justice and public safety and will conclude today with youth and education and implementation. Youth and Education The section on youth and education with respect to marijuana legalization was pretty short and stark.  If this bothers you, I guess you know where you stand on this issue. This kind of shocked me, I guess just because it is not what we are used to hearing.  The report says that the educational approach to marijuana for our youth shouldn’t be just say no – but instead – just say later… “Prioritization should be given to an educational approach that emphasizes safety, mitigates potential harm, and suggests that youth delay use.”  Wow.  That really blows my mind.  If it was any other way, our youth would see through the hypocrisy. Marijuana use rates among high school students in Colorado did not…