The Price of Pot

Pot is dangerous, especially to young people, causing all manner of psychiatric disorders. But America’s leadership class is committed to letting them smoke it anyway.

There’s been a major trend towards legalizing vice in America, including everything from legalizing gambling to repealing usury laws to allow payday loan stores. One manifestation of this trend has been marijuana legalization in various states. To be clear, pot is still illegal in America because it’s illegal at the federal level. But as it has been permitted at the state level in some places, the federal government has chosen to take a hands-off approach in those states, leaving pot de facto legal in growing parts of America. As with other social trends, there’s a feeling of inevitability about full legalization in the country.

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