Among all illicit drugs marijuana is the most commonly used drug by teenagers. The long-term effects of marijuana are ten times worse than tobacco. Marijuana is the most highly illegal used drug by teenagers because of its feel good effects and how easy it is to obtain. Most teens use marijuana out of curiosity.
Washington was one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. One of the arguments against it was the claim that legalization would make it easier for marijuana to fall into the hands of teenagers. Hence, we would see an increase in pot use among these young people. It was certainly a plausible argument. Although I personally voted in favor of legalization in the state, I did acknowledge the likelihood that more teens would probably try pot as a result.