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Double Take: Pros and cons of legalizing marijuana

The vast majority of those in treatment for marijuana use today are there not because they are addicted, but because they have been referred there by the criminal justice system. In other words, they're in treatment because they got caught with pot (even those who do voluntarily enter often do so because their lawyer said it would make it look better to the judge).

Legalization will cause a dramatic drop in treatment for marijuana, which will open up beds for the more difficult cases.

November 26, 2012 at 7:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )