“Consider the Science” when you vote on medical marijuana says Dr. Knight

“Consider the Science” when you vote on medical marijuana says Dr. Knight

“There’s a lot at stake here,” cautions Dr. John Knight of Children’s Hospital. “I would urge you all to consider the science when you cast your vote.”

“Two factors predict marijuana usage rates among young people: Availability, and how harmful youth perceive the drug to be. If the medical marijuana statute for Massachusetts is passed, very potent marijuana will become far more available, and in states that have passed these laws the usage rates go way up.”  Watch the video…

Voters in increasing numbers are switching their vote to “NO” on becoming informed of the loopholes in the medical marijuana law proposed under Question 3 for Massachusetts on election day 2012.  Watch this 3-minute video to learn of  the pitfalls of the law that will likely lead Massachusetts to the same place as other states.

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Dr. John Knight is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Associate Director for Medical Education at the HMS Division on Addictions. He is Director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Knight has served as Principal Investigator of studies on primary care office management of adolescent substance abuse funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Knight is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is serving his third term on the AAP’s Committee on Substance Abuse. He has published more than fifty original scientific articles, clinical reviews, book chapters, and curricula. Dr. Knight has served on expert panels for NIAAA, NIDA, the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In 2004 he received a K07 Academic Career Award from NIAAA.