Is Legalizing Marijuana Too Risky?

Shaleen Title
Malden, Mass.

To the Editor:

The pro-legalization side has intentionally obscured the dangers of marijuana, as Alex Berenson points out. The tragedy is that if we discussed those dangers openly, we could address them.

Marijuana legalization will harm our children. Mitigating these harms does not require putting people in prison; what we need are thoughtful, well-resourced public health strategies.

Our experiences with tobacco, alcohol, vaping and even opioids have taught us what works, and what mistakes we should not repeat. Taxes on marijuana will not pay for the health more at