As the debate over marijuana legalization heats up, misinformation and inadequate understanding are running rampant. While many proponents of legalization stake the claim that marijuana is a benign drug that charges no substantial toll to society, research and common sense prove otherwise.
A critical look at marijuana exposes the societal and cultural dangers the drug poses. As cash-strapped states seek out new tax revenues, considering these impediments is essential. Legalizing pot with revenue generation as the primary goal has implications that have been purposefully, or perhaps ignorantly, overlooked.