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 Pennsylvania who used marijuana in the past year is 1,020,000. Of the 1,020,000, 157,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 386,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 477,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 158,000. 25,000 were ages 12 to 17, 64,000 were 18-25 and 70,000 were age 26 or older.
As of June 2013, Pennsylvania is one of the 6 states trying to pass legislation to legalize medical marijuana. Views on marijuana use in Pennsylvania has changed drastically over the past 5 to 10 years. The bill would tax and regulate the sale of marijuana much like alcohol, this is known as the Pennsylvania Marijuana Policy Project. Currently about 77% of Americans are on board with the legalization of marijuana for medical use and recreational. Narcotics enforcement and detectives agree that legalizing marijuana would decrease the black market on marijuana and some of the crime occurring from it. It would also give police a break from endless chasing marijuana drug dealers and to protect the communities of Pennsylvania. Senators are hoping to join Colorado and Washington in their success soon. For those who believe they truly have a problem there are Marijuana Rehab and Treatment Centers in Pennsylvania, however many are proven unsuccessful.
People from the State of Pennsylvania 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.
You can lead a life free from any substance, but first you need to make the choice and take responsibility for your actions. This might seem hard right now, but your choices will lead to a greater and more fulfilled life. Call Today 1.888.424.2626