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 Texas who used marijuana in the past year is 1,482,000. Of the 1,482,000, 281,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 560,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 641,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 33,000. 7,000 were ages 12 to 17, 13,000 were 18-25 and 13,000 were age 26 or older.
Medical marijuana use in Texas is not legal but is being supported by Rep Harold Dutton, Jr. (D) and Rep. Eliot Naishtat. Rep. Harold Dutton, Jr. (D) introduced HB 184 to have penalties reduced for possession of marijuana in small amounts to a non-jailable offense for those who have no prior convictions of possession. Finally on April 22, 2013, the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee approved the bill but only for those under 21 yrs of age. Rep. Eliot Naishat reintroduced his bill HB594 that would give those patients suffering from serious illnesses an affirmative defense against small amounts of marijuana possession. This would not protect them from being arrested but it would let that person be able to demonstrate to the judge that they use it for medical purposes.
Marijuana rehab and treatment centers in Texas is what most people select when they want to get sober but donâ€™t realize that there are cognitive behavioral education based programs, non-12 step programs and non-treatment programs that are available. They provide instructors that will teach them in a comfortable atmosphere where they can get one on one instruction if needed so that they can succeed changing their life to a positive one
For many Marijuana addiction seems like an impossible substance to overcome because of how heavy their Marijuana use might seem. The truth is that, people do make the choice to stop using Marijuana every day, with or without treatment. You don't need to hit rock bottom to truly understand that your life can have a greater meaning. If you are seeking help for You don't need to hit rock bottom to truly understand that your life can have a greater meaning. If you are seeking help for Marijuana and or other substances in Texas, please call St Jude's today. We Have helped thousands just like you over the last two decades and know that a better life is waiting for you free of all substances, including Marijuana.
You might be wondering how is Saint Jude's different and how we can possible help you any better or differently than Marijuana treatment centers. Please let us assure you that here at St Jude's we will not label you with a disease or make you feel like change is impossible. Only you dictate the course of your future... we are here to show you that Marijuana addiction is not the problem. Call today if you live in Texas to learn how and why people have come to St Jude's to find the Permanent Solution to Marijuana Addictions.