Yes, medial marijuana laws have contributed to greater general marijuana use by adults. With medical marijuana laws, it has become easy to use marijuana, and to find it and pay for it. Marijuana has also become more mainstream. It is harder to criticize people who use it, because some people do not appreciate the problems with it.
Medical pot laws have contributed to the greater general pot use by adults. While the increase has been made, it not really a bad thing. It may be illegal to use pot now, it will not be that way in the future. It is much less destructive then drinking alcohol.
Nope. Medical marijuana laws have not contributed to greater marijuana use among adults. In fact, medical marijuana laws, followed by full scale legalization in Washington and Colorado, simply trail the national trend of more people using marijuana. The laws happen after the fact. We should fully legalize marijuana on a federal level.
Medical marijuana laws have not contributed to greater general marijuana use by adults, it has only made it easier for those who were smoking it to publicly admit it instead of hiding the fact that they use. Marijuana use is very taboo in many social communities and circles so adults have never been allowed to openly admit they use. As laws ease up, more people will start to admit they have smoked for years.
Medical marijuana laws have not contributed to greater general use by adults. People were doing the drug anyways no matter what the law says. The only reason that we think that the use of the drug went up is because people spoke more freely about doing the drug then they did before.
The smoking of pot is very widespread among adults. The medical marijuana laws have made it easier for those who need it for theraputic reasons to get it. It may have also made it easy for people to cheat and get it without reason. But it doesn't create the need; it merely fills it.
I believe that a person will do drugs, including marijuana, regardless of the legality. If someone wants to smoke marijuana, then they will. Medical marijuana laws have only increased accessibility for individuals that want to use the drug. Marijuana has many medicinal uses, and it should be prescribed to people that can beneift from its use.