Something is missing in the debate over marijuana legalization
Elaine Thompson, Associated Press
In the debate over marijuana legalization, William Bennett, former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, believes something is missing.
According to an article by Bennett and Christopher Beach, published online by Politico Magazine on Jan. 22, the public debate has largely ignored the drug's health risks.
“Liberals, who have fought vociferously for bans on cigarettes, super-sized sodas, trans fats and other unhealthy substances, now either advocate for the legalization of marijuana or stand unopposed to it," they argue in the piece, titled "What are they smoking?"
“This is notable,” the co-authors continue, “because whatever else it is, marijuana is not healthy.”
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