New York Times Editorial Board Calls for Marijuana Legalization

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America’s paper of record believes that it’s time the United States legalized marijuana

The New York Times‘ editorial board endorsed federal legalization late on Saturday, saying that there is little evidence that moderate marijuana use is more dangerous than alcohol or tobacco, both of which are legal

However, the board does believe sales should be restricted to people age 21 and up, citing concerns about the effect of marijuana on adolescent brains:

There are no perfect answers to people’s legitimate concerns about marijuana use. But neither are there such answers about tobacco or alcohol, and we believe that on every level — health effects, the impact on society and law-and-order issues — the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization. That will put decisions on whether to allow recreational or medicinal production and use where it belongs — at the state level. …

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Via: Mashable: Media

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