Rather than shy away or from the attendant harms of marijuana legalization, theses authors urge opponents and proponents to face them head-on. The article presents a case for harm-reduction; for instance, how to keep cannabis out of the hands of minors, in light of it’s increased availability for those states that choose to legalize.
By MARK KLEIMAN and STEVEN DAVENPORT | November 13, 2014
In the heat of political debate, there’s a tendency for supporters of cannabis legalization to deny that anything could go wrong. But even if many of the harms are either entirely imaginary or grossly exaggerated, plenty are real and important. As we move toward legalization, we should be alert to the problem of minimizing the risks.