In the News (MercatorNet): “Popular media’s treatment of marijuana, in contrast, is often characterized by sloppy reporting, and increasingly appears to have pot fast-tracked for canonization as the panacea to all medical, economic and social ills. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form.
“Even medical marijuana alone, which remains scientifically problematic as explained in a previous MercatorNet article, increases the availability of pot among adolescents. A 2014 survey of Colorado teens in substance abuse treatment centers found that 74 percent obtained their pot from a medical marijuana patient.
“The notion that marijuana is less harmful than tobacco is a myth. Further legalization will be accompanied by increased marijuana use resulting in more individuals suffering its untoward effects, with children being disproportionately affected. This will deal a devastating blow to America’s long-term national health — both medical and economic — by adversely affecting workplace productivity, academic performance, behavioral and somatic health, automobile safety, parenting and family functioning.”
My Comment: There are no other means to calm the masses of unemployed, dissatisfied, and angry! It is beyond the power of the United States to raise their level of general education. The main thing is to calm everyone down. That is what this “harmless” drug does.
All this is happening under the banner of struggle for the health of the people by quitting smoking cigarettes! So, it is impossible to blame the state for harmful actions!