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 North Dakota who used marijuana in the past year is 52,000. Of the 52,000, 9,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 24,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 19,000 were 26 and older.Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 1,167,000. 137,000 were ages 12 to 17, 437,000 were 18-25 and 593,000 were age 26 or older.
In 2012 the fight to legalize Medical Marijuana in North Dakota began by the National Organization for The Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). This reform however isn't as successful as many thought it would be. Many states surrounding North Dakota have even stopped criminalizing people for marijuana possession, but in North Dakota it is still consider a high crime even if they are using it to treat chronic diseases such as Cancer. In 2012 North Dakotans for Compassionate Care submitted signatures to petition for medical marijuana laws, making residents eligible to vote for the new laws. Apparently though 11 petitioners faked nearly 7,000 signatures and it was immediately dismissed. In 2013 NORML is still fighting to allow residents of North Dakota to fight for mandated marijuana laws. Despite how far marijuana has come to almost being legalized, many parents believe their teens may have an addiction to marijuana. Many send their teens to Marijuana Treatment and Rehab in North Dakota as a result. These programs do not always fix the problem as there is no true effective treatment to overcome drug use.
People from the State of North Dakota call St Jude's everyday to learn more about how our Non 12 Step and Non Treatment programs differ from Marijuana treatment and rehab.
It is important to understand that relapse is not a natural part of Marijuana "recovery" because if you choose to stop using Marijuana today; there is no scientific evidence that proves you need to admit to being an alcoholic to remain sober.
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