By Kenneth L. Davis and Mary Jeanne Kreek
‘Inevitability’ is a common retort among marijuana legalization advocates. But, legalization efforts in both New York and New Jersey have stalled. Concerns surrounding public safety and drugged driving continue to plague lawmakers in states considering marijuana legalization. New data and research supports the notion that the medical implications of legalizing marijuana are significant and deserving of attention, particularly as it relates to the subsequent increase in use among young people.
The medical facts, per the physician authors of the new Times Opinion piece posit that marijuana is not the harmless substance that poses no threat to teens and young adults that some wish to report.
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