If Marijuana Is Legal, Will Addiction Rise?

If Marijuana Is Legal, Will Addiction Rise? – Room for Debate Blog – NYTimes.com.

I came across this collection of arguments for legalizing pot a couple of weeks ago. I have to say that while all of the essays are good, I find  former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper’s essay to be the best (it’s the last one). He begins:

Any law disobeyed by more than 100 million Americans, the number who’ve tried marijuana at least once, is bad public policy. As a 34-year police veteran, I’ve seen how marijuana prohibition breeds disrespect for the law, and contempt for those who enforce it.

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