Thursday, October 18, 2012

More national experts weigh in against marijuana legalization

"Legalizing and normalizing marijuana will be a public health disaster," according to John Walter, Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

"Marijuana use has been linked to mental illness and violence.  Its use also interferes with the cognitive development in adolescents.  Marijuana use has significant impacts on our school scores and drop-out rates, accidents and vehicle fatality rates, employment productivity, healthcare and treatment costs, and the potential escalation of further illicit drug use.  In fact, more young people are in treatment for marijuana than any other drug," says Calvina Fay, Executive Director of the Drug Free America Foundation.

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