According to studies performed by the Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2003 and 2004, the total number of people ages 12 and older in the state of Minnesota who used marijuana in the past year is 426,000. Of the 426,000, 77,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 174,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 225,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 266,000. 40,000 were ages 12 to 17, 100,000 were 18-25 and 126,000 were age 26 or older.
Minnesota currently has many supporters for medical marijuana use that want to make it legal. Governor Mark Dayton is refusing to sign anything without having support from law enforcement. Law enforcement is stating that marijuana is the addictive gateway drug that leads to other illicit drugs and violence. This is upsetting supporters because the Governor is listening to police officers who are not medical professionals and stating that they are not convinced that marijuana relieves pain.
There are many marijuana rehab and treatment centers in Minnesota for anyone who is searching to stop using marijuana. Keep in mind that many of these treatment programs have you involved for a lifetime of recovery and relapse over and over again. If you have not been able to succeed your goal there is another option available. There are non-treatment alternative or non-12 step programs that will help you accomplish your goals.
Over the last two decades people have called us with Marijuana problems wondering if their addiction to Marijuana was in fact a disease. The truth is that it is not. People from Minnesota as well as many other states overcome Marijuana problems every day without treatment and endless meetings.
If you want to live a life free from Marijuana addiction please call St Jude's. We have helped many people from Minnesota find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.