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1 Contemp. Drug Probs. 467 (1971-1972)
Marijuana: An Analysis of Use, Distribution and Control

handle is hein.journals/condp1 and id is 487 raw text is: Marijuana: an analysis of use,
distribution and control
BY WILLIAM H. McGLOTHLIN, PH.D.
Dr. McGlothlin is Projessor in Residence,
Department of Psychology, at U.C.L.A. He is the
author of many articles on mariuana.
This article is an effort to integrate the available infor-
mation on marijuana use, distribution, economics and con-
trol into an internally consistent presentation. It also
examines the extent and type of use that may result in the
United States within the next few years along with alter-
native control policies.
Prevalence and patterns of use
Numerous surveys have been conducted on the prevalence
of marijuana use in the past few years--especially in high
schools and colleges. Berg has summarized the statistics
from 69 sources.' Table 1 shoWs the percentages having-
ever-used for national surveys conducted during the past 2
years. Results from a 1970 survey of New York State are
also shown.
These data indicate that, in the general population, males
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This article is based on a monograph of the
same title (SCID-TR-2, June 1971) prepared Jbr the Bureau of
Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs under Contract J-70-33.
Various estimates have been revised in accordance with data
which became available during the past year. Funding of this
study by the BNDD does not necessarily imply their endorse-
ment of the findings or conclusions.

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