The drumbeat continues for legalizing recreational marijuana in New York State. Proponents assert that the negatives are modest and that prohibition infringes on freedom. The arguments are flawed.
Usage impairs cognitive ability. While the effect varies from person to person, it can be personally devastating. And cumulative risk to societal productivity and safety is significant.
The prime beneficiaries of recreational pot legalization are growers, distributors and tax collectors. It’s all about money.
Arnie Mori