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Arguments against legalizing marijuana ridiculously outdated

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Arguments against legalizing marijuana ridiculously outdated The Dec. 29 opinion by McClatchy Newspapers’ Ben Barber, “Mad rush to legalize pot ignores the problem of a stoned populace,” contained arguments that were debunked decades ago. Strict cannabis laws were originally pushed in the 1930s by Harry Anslinger, a former alcohol prohibitionist and the nation’s first drug czar. “Pot destroys — in many people and at many times — all initiative,” Barber wrote. Anslinger had expressed identical ...


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