Report: Criminal Justice Referrals Still Driving Marijuana ‘Treatment’ Admissions

Report: Criminal Justice Referrals Still Driving Marijuana ‘Treatment’ Admissions

WASHINGTON, DC — Over half of all people admitted to drug treatment programs for marijuana-related issues over the past decade were referred there by a criminal justice source, according to a report published this month by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

In the years 2003 through 2013, 52 percent of people in drug treatment for marijuana as their ‘primary substance of abuse’ were referred by the criminal justice system. Of those, almost half (44 percent) entered treatment as a component of their probation or parole.

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