Letter: Legalization of marijuana has created a toxic risk

 
To the Daily Herald editor:
Posted12/27/2021 1:00 AM

Like a recent letter writer, I argue strongly against allowing cannabis in any form including medical cannabis unless approved by the FDA.

To quickly summarize, legalization has been associated with increased adolescent use, increased traffic fatalities, increased abuse of opiates and opiate overdoses, psychotic episodes, suicide, depression, academic failure, violence, and worsening PTSD. We should consider today's cannabis a toxic substance that increases risks to communities.

 

Eric A. Voth

President and Board Chairman

The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis.

Leesburg, Virginia

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