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 Oregon who used marijuana in the past year is 406,000. Of the 406,000, 52,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 140,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 214,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 610,000. 86,000 were ages 12 to 17, 224,000 were 18-25 and 299,000 were age 26 or older.
Marijuana use in Oregon has gradually changed. Oregon was one of the first states to change their moral views on marijuana deeming it not unsafe or destructive it was also one of the first to allow the use of medical marijuana in their state. Medical marijuana can be legally used for people who have a doctor's prescription. It is typically used for chronic pain from injury or accident and in some cases to treat cancer, migraines and as of 2013 Oregon post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans.
Overtime laws against marijuana possession has decreased slightly, however it is still illegal to possess or sell marijuana in the state of Oregon. There have even been cases of Oregon parents providing medical marijuana for their son's autism. For now Marijuana Treatment and Rehab in Oregon is still offered. However, many will still persist for the legalization of medical marijuana in Oregon.
People from the State of Oregon 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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