Arrest rates for juvenile drug violations have increased 23% from 1994 to 2003.
While the actual number of arrests has risen, the percentage of drug arrests compared to the total number of arrests has remained constant. For example 11.8% of juveniles were arrested for drug offenses in 1994 compared to 11.6% in 2003. However, the drug of choice has changed over time.
Drugs-the “victimless crime” and defending legalization.
Marijuana for medical purposes
Sorry, but there is a solution for medical marijuana that does not require smoking weed. It is called Marinol , a synthetic form of THC that is FDA approved. It provides the same relief for nausea, vomiting and appetite loss to cancer and AIDS patients as inhaling Marijuana (US DEA, 2009).