Evidence of harm
This more limited and cautious approach to the legalization of marijuana finds further support when one considers the areas for which there is “substantial evidence” of marijuana’s health harms. Specifically, the study found a cannabis smoking and the following: worse respiratory symptoms and more frequent
bronchitis episodes; increased risk of motor vehicle crashes; lower birth weight in children; and the development of schizophrenia or other psychoses, with the highest risk among the most frequent users. How can it be sound public policy to legalize recreational marijuana when
evidence suggests will lead to more people suffering respiratory issues, dying accidents, having healthy babies, and developing certain forms of mental illness?
Oh, by the way, on that last harm, for which there is substantial evidence, while there is conflicting evidence whether those who suffer mental illness are more likely to commit violent crime, there is strong evidence that those who suffer from mental illness