3. Automatic Repeal
of marijuana legalization if underage marijuana use exceeds certain levels.

Why is this needed?
This provision will place the burden on the marijuana industry to make sure no one sells the drug to children, because doing so will automatically put the entire industry out of business.

If marijuana use continues among young people, despite an advertising ban or counter-advertising and despite penalty fees for underage users, that fact in and of itself will automatically trigger a repeal of marijuana legalization.

  • If marijuana use exceeds 5 percent among 12 to 20-year-olds, marijuana automatically will become illegal again.
  • Given our failure to prevent underage alcohol and tobacco use, we must hold the marijuana industry accountable for not selling to children.
  • The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will determine how many American youth ages 12 to 20 use marijuana in their lifetimes nationwide.


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