Due to a sharp increase in marijuana as well as surges in ecstasy and methamphetamine use, the Director of National Drug Control recently announced a 9% overall increase in substance abuse. This trend appeared to be linked to changing attitudes regarding the perception of the harm caused by these drugs and the political trend to legalize “medical marijuana” in some states. Marijuana use rose by 8% and remained the most commonly abused drug.

Posted on 11-3-2010