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 Nevada who used marijuana in the past year is 214,000. Of the 214,000, 36,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 63,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 115,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 85,000. 14,000 were ages 12 to 17, 32,000 were 18-25 and 39,000 were age 26 or older.
Nevada as of June 12, 2013 became the fourteenth state to legalize medical marijuana use their state which will provide at least 40 medical marijuana dispensaries. This law will also allow home growing until 2016 and will benefit 3,785 medical marijuana patients and many more. The program will be set up as self-funding and will solely rely on the tax revenues and license fees that will have a 2% excise tax on wholesale and retail sales and support education purposes that will receive three fourths of it and 25% towards running the program.
Nevada has many marijuana rehab and treatment centers that use 12 step programs that are based off of religion, label you as sick or an addict and tell you that relapsing is a part of recovery. Now there are alternative programs such as cognitive behavior education based programs, non-12 step programs and non-treatment programs to choose from that are not religion based, don't label you as sick or an addict and will help you change your life to a positive one and give you the tools that you will need to stay in control of your life.
You have taken the time to seek help because of your "addiction" to Marijuana. You might be looking at rehab centers or treatment centers in Nevada and wonder what the best option for you is. Even if you do not choose St Jude's as your program, at least let us tell you one thing. You and only you can make change possible. You are not diseased, and your current circumstances do not need to dictate the course of your life from this moment forward. When you can call a Marijuana treatment center you will most likely talk to a caring person, but with the wrong message, being that addiction is a disease. Remember that no matter what you decide... you can change