Debunked: Claim that Young People Find it Easier to get Marijuana than Alcohol

The independent, non-partisan fact-checkers at Politifact have tackled another claim frequently made in today’s debate about drug policy.  The claim goes something like this:

 “Despite laws outlawing certain drugs, young people still find it easier to get marijuana than alcohol.”

If that seems implausible to you, that’s because it is. According to PolifiFact:

 “…all the most recent, credible, national studies we found showed that teenagers report it’s easier to get alcohol than marijuana.”

You can read their full reporting here

This is part of a series of blog posts that address myths about federal drug policy. See also: 

Are Drugs Today Really Cheaper, Purer, and More Available Than Ever?

Drug Laws: Why Do We Have them, and Do They Work?

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