Opponent of legal marijuana relies on ‘wild speculation’Posted by On

In her op-ed piece headlined “The high costs of legalizing marijuana in New Hampshire” (Monitor Opinion, Dec. 3), Kate Frey presents some appropriate concerns about legalized marijuana, which are overshadowed by wild speculation regarding potential adverse social and economic impacts.

Her cautions about drug use among young people cannot be disputed. The adolescent brain is highly susceptible to harm from alcohol, marijuana and all other substances of abuse. Among heavy users, the neurologic templates, upon which personality and judgment are formed, will be significantly altered. At issue is the concern that legalized and regulated marijuana (for persons over 21) will invariably target younger users. These are kids who, by the way, can now easily obtain unregulated marijuana…

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