Posted on June 19, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Researchers say legalized medical marijuana does not lead to increased pot smoking among teens.
‘We are confident that marijuana use by teenagers does not increase when a state legalizes medical marijuana’
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — It may be counterintuitive, but an extensive study by researchers at three universities concludes there’s no link between the legalization of medical marijuana to increased use of the drug among high school students.
Statistics do show that teen marijuana use has been rising since 2005, but the study suggests that increase is due to other factors, not the recent growth of the medical marijuana industry.
“There is anecdotal evidence that medical marijuana is finding its way into the hands of teenagers, but there’s no statistical evidence that legalization increases the probability of use,” said Daniel I. Rees, a professor of economics at the University of Colorado Denver. (more…)
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Posted on January 3, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
A Colorado architecture professor says anti-terror security measures can blight urban landscapes.
35 percent of New York’s civic center zone is under restricted access
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Anti-terror security zones are blighting the landscape and creating an “architecture of fear” — without much evidence that they actually improve safety, according to University of Colorado Denver professor Jeremy Németh.
Németh pointed out that no amount of anti-terror architecture would have stopped the 9/11 attacks, or the Madrid or London subway bombings. “Our most open, public cities are becoming police states … And by limiting access and closing off space, we limit the potential for more eyes on the street to catch possible acts in the process.” (more…)
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