“Preliminary” findings from a new report cultivated by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) indicate that youthful marijuana consumption did not increase after voters passed the state’s adult use marijuana initiative in 2012.
As part of the passage of Initiative 502, the WSIPP is obligated to produce recurring reports for the legislature’s review in “2015, 2017, 2022 and 2032.”
These insightfully compiled data points are intended to provide a glimpse of the overall cost-benefit analysis of Washington state’s legalization efforts, examining teenage marijuana use and the state’s drugged driving data, as well as looking for any increased marijuana use among parents.
“The report arrives shortly after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized implementation of legal pot in Washington,” according to the Seattle Times.
“In my overall appraisal, there’s not much evidence I-502 has caused changes in the outcomes we looked at, said Adam Darnell, the report’s lead researcher.” Darnell contradicts the AG’s recent letter that cites findings from a 2016 report by the…