Don’t Forget! Cannabis Is Still Illegal, and Very Dangerous

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T he growth of regulated cannabis has created jobs, increased tax revenue, helped to begin curbing the opioid crisis, and, through expungement programs, ever so slightly reduced the impact the war on drugs has had on communities of color. Legal weed’s not perfect—yet—but it’s doing more good than harm, and is a huge step up from the nationwide prohibition that existed not so long ago. As legalization gains mainstream acceptance, it’s easy to be lulled into a sense of complacency.

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