The Low Points of Legal Highs

As more states legalize the medical and recreational use of marijuana, some health experts are warning that the drug is not a risk-free, nonaddictive substance as it is described by many legalization supporters.

Weak public health oversight, a steep increase in daily marijuana users and those with marijuana use disorder, and more potent drug varieties are problems that have been overlooked amid successful pro-legalization marketing, some health experts say.  

“The mantra about how this is a harmless, natural, and non-addictive substance—it’s now known by everybody. And it’s a lie,” says Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University.

The Atlantic


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