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Dave Kolb: As legal use of marijuana rises, illegal use rises, too

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ST. PAUL — Police, sheriffs and county attorneys have been united in their opposition to medical marijuana. But why?

The reason is because medical marijuana laws make marijuana more available to all segments of society. This is illustrated in the graph on Page F3, which shows a higher percentage of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 smoking marijuana on a regular basis in states with medical marijuana laws.

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