Teen Marijuana Use Rising | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by on May 4, 2012

The Denver Post reports about an increase in Marijuana use among teenagers, which suggests that many parents, while they are very concerned with use “harder drugs” such as cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine, are relatively unconcerned with their children’s use of marijuana or illegal use of prescription medicines. While many anti-drug advocates believe that marijuana use may be an indicator of later use of other, more dangerous drugs, there are also those who disagree. The Marijuana Policy Project is a group that advocates legalization, and regulation, of marijuana in order to make it similar in its legal status to alcohol or tobacco. Their belief is that if marijuana were made legal for adults and regulated in the way that alcohol and tobacco are, that the connection between it and other illicit drugs might fade away.

Are you facing drug charges in Colorado? Speak with a dedicated Denver criminal defense attorney immediately.

While opinions vary greatly on the issue of marijuana legalization, one thing that is clear is that the number of people being arrested for possessing, distributing, or growing marijuana is extremely high. Furthermore, it is clear that a person convicted of any crime faces severe long-term consequences. Even if the person avoids jail time, a criminal conviction can create difficulty keeping or finding employment or housing, and can prevent participation in government programs. Additionally, someone who has been convicted of a crime is statistically more likely to be charged with another crime in the future.

If you are facing any drug charge, you need to speak with an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights. The severity of drug charges can vary greatly, but whether you have been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana or something more serious, John Fuller can help get you the best possible outcome for your situation. From protecting your rights during the investigation, to fighting for dismissal or acquittal to seeking the most lenient possible penalty in the event of a conviction, John fights hard for each client.

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