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HAS LEGALIZATION PEAKED?

In a WSJ letter to the editor, NORML executive Paul Armentano refutes claims by anti-legalization author Alex Berenson that legalization has peaked.

  • Armentano: “No state has ever repealed a marijuana legalization law, and two-thirds of adults—including majorities of self-identified Democrats, Republicans and independents.”
  • Though Berenson claimed failures to legalize in New York, New Jersey and other liberal states show “The pushback against marijuana has only begun.”
  • Berenson also suggests the possibility of a “narrow compromise” around REC legalization involving restrictions on advertising, a legal age of 23 to 25 and potentially potency limits.

A post at the libertarian Cato Institute suggests a “two-pronged strategy” for federal REC legalization.

Quick Hit

  1. Using cannabis during pregnancy doubles the risk of premature birth, a study found.
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  2. In the Guardian, I asked if cannabis can treat anxiety. It’s complicated.