• U.S. News Debate: Should Marijuana Use Be Legalized?

    by  • November 5, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    U.S. News consults a round of opinion leaders on the central question. Op-eds include:

    YES — Marijuana use isn’t grave enough to be labeled a crime - ALISON HOLCOMB, Drug Policy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union

    YES — Pot is safer than tobacco and alcohol - PAUL ARMENTANO, Deputy Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 

    YES — Current policies are not accomplishing the goal of eliminating marijuana use - MORGAN FOX, Communications Manager at the Marijuana Policy Project

    NO — We have other options besides legalization or strict enforcement - KEVIN SABET, Former Senior Policy Advisor to President Obama’s Drug Czar

    NO — Any taxes collected off regulated pot sales will be eclipsed by healthcare costs, accidents, and lost economic productivity - DAVID G. EVANS, Special Adviser to the Drug Free America Foundation


    Steve maintains Marijuana Monitor from Oakland, California. Having grown up in the East Bay and studied at UCLA, he's had ample exposure to contemporary marijuana culture and the policy debate surrounding the issue. He believes that now, more than ever, is the time for clear-headed discussion about pragmatics.

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