New Survey: Parents Who Support Marijuana Legalization Expect Strict Regulation of Its Availability to Kids
A Majority of Parents Say Legal Age for Marijuana Use Should be 21,
Smoking Pot in Public Places Should be Prohibited
A new, nationally representative survey released today by The Partnership at Drugfree.org confirms that parents who support legalization of marijuana expect strict regulation of the substance’s availability to kids and teens.
While 40 percent of adults say they are in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes, a majority of them oppose any form of legal marijuana for use among kids and teens. They believe that, like alcohol, it should only be legal for adults over the age of 21.
The online study also found that despite shifting attitudes in support of marijuana legalization, the risks of marijuana – especially to young people – is a relevant topic that is of concern to parents and caregivers.