Researchers at the University of Alberta have urged the
government to legalize the use of marijuana claiming that there are no
"typical" pot smokers.
In a study of 41 people, the researchers found that they
were using marijuana as a way to relax and were selective and moderate in their use.
indicates that people who use marijuana are no more a criminal threat to
society than are alcohol and cigarette users," said study author, Geraint
Osborne of the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus in Camrose.
The study is
published in Substance Use and Misuse.