Can we please stop pretending marijuana is harmless?

You need to read this. I am glad we are having this debate as I too have gradually moved to a position of less and less opposition.

But as this piece notes, scientists have not really done a lot of research on the effects of smoking marijuana. Activists are adamant there are not, but doctors and those who have researched it disagree.

Again, you need to read this piece.

The argument here isn’t whether marijuana should be legal. There are champions on either side of that debate. Instead, should the drug become widely available, it’s to our detriment to blindly consider marijuana’s legalization a victory worthy of celebration. We must be cautious when societal shifts can affect health, especially among our most vulnerable populations.