Marijuana legalization was a hot topic during the 2012 election season, even helping to propel presidential candidate Ron Paul into the spotlight with his pro-legalization view. The marijuana debate ultimately made history with the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana by Colorado and Washington.
Marijuana targets certain parts of the brain where the highest amounts of cannabinoid receptors are. This influences memory, pleasure, thinking, concentration, sensory and time perception, and coordinated movement.
Marijuana has a prevalent place in America. Fifty percent of Americans believe the drug should be legalized and in 2009, 29 million Americans age 12 and over said they'd used marijuana at least once in the previous year.
Many celebrities are known for toking up. Justin Bieber was caught allegedly smoking pot at a party and music icon Lady Gaga says, “I smoke a lot of pot when I write music.”
In this infographic, InsuranceQuotes.com explores marijuana in America from legalization and celebrity smokers to addiction and car accidents.