But are there significant public-health risks associated with legalization? In a new animated video, Lowrey highlights some pitfalls of free-market marijuana, including how the current lack of federal oversight has led to the absence of safety tests and standards. Furthermore, marijuana dependence and frequency of usage is increasing, and knowledge of the negative health effects of cannabis is not widespread.
For more from Annie Lowrey, check out her article ‘America’s Invisible Pot Addicts’ here: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/08/americas-invisible-pot-addicts/567886/
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