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 Tennessee who used marijuana in the past year is 353,000. Of the 353,000, 58,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 131,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 164,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 191,000. 25,000 were ages 12 to 17, 75,000 were 18-25 and 91,000 were age 26 or older.
In April of 2013, the Hamilton County grand jury made a recommendation that small amounts of marijuana should be regulated, legalized and taxed just like alcohol. There have been so many arrests that itâ€™s distracting law enforcement from attending much more serious crimes. Tennesseans want to protect the seriously ill from being prosecuted for using marijuana as medicine. If someone in Tennessee is found in possession of even a gram of marijuana it will get you up to a year in jail and anywhere from $250-$2,500 fine. This is destroying innocent families for those who need it medically and itâ€™s costing tax payers monies in several ways.
Marijuana rehab and treatment centers in Tennessee will tell you that you have a disease, that you are not responsible for your actions, label you as a drug addict and powerless when these things are not true. There are non-12 step programs and non-treatment programs that will help you permanently stop substance use and how to stay living a sober life.
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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.