Drugs Unit 6 Discussion

Some states have legalized marijuana use. Supporters for the legalization of marijuana believe that it will eliminate the illegal trade and associated crime, yield a valuable tax-source, and reduce policing costs. Opponents argue that there is clear and growing evidence between marijuana use and psychosis, and its potential to act as a gateway drug leading to use of more dangerous drugs. How will legalization affect kids, adolescents, and young adults who cannot legally buy cannabis until they are 21 or older? How will legalization change your community?