Some warn marijuana legalization could bring more addiction

8/21/15–Proponents of recreational marijuana tout pot as a safer alternative to other drugs and even alcohol. But others predict about 9 percent of users — and about 17 percent of teenage users — will become addicted. Those figures come from a study endorsed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The addiction rates for alcohol or tobacco are about 15 percent. They reach up to 23 percent for youth. They warn that legalizing marijuana for recreational use will lead to wider use and increased addiction. Read