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A Hollywood drug prevention counselor bemoans the coming legalization of cannabis

A Hollywood drug prevention counselor bemoans the coming legalization of cannabis

When I wrote on Friday that pot use can have a serious downside for some teenagers, I hardly expected to be accused of embracing an archaic, alarmist “Reefer Madness” point of view.  

“Are you paid by an anti-marijuana faction?” asked one reader. “You should be ashamed.”

I’m sure I’ve done a lot of things that I should be ashamed of, but raising questions about the effects of marijuana on developing brains is not one of them.

If we’re going to consider legalizing marijuana for...

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