Should Recreational Use of Marijuana Be Legalized?


A brief video on the pros and cons of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.

In this 4-minute video, addiction psychiatrist, Kevin Hill, MD, talks about the pros and cons of legalization of the recreational use of marijuana.

On the pro side:

  • Freedom of choice
  • Money from increased excise tax revenues
  • Incarceration (disproportionate arrests of blacks for marijuana possession that legalization may correct)

On the con side:

  • Will increased marijuana use lead to increased addiction?
  • Involvement of Big Tobacco and Big Alcohol
  • Driving while impaired (no technology to measure level of impairment)

Dr Hill is the author of the soon-to-be published Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth About the World's Most Popular Weed. You can find him on twitter at @DrKevinHill.

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