Comment of the Day

Reader: Recreational Marijuana Legalization Was a Huge Mistake

Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron's new working paper suggests that pot legalization in Colorado has neither hurt nor helped the state as much as predicted. That's the sort of finding sure to generate conversation, and that was certainly the case when it came to our post on the topic. Here's the comment of a reader who thinks negatives from the change are waiting around the corner.

See also: Marijuana Study: Legalization Hasn't Hurt or Helped Colorado as Much as Predicted

Wen Wilson writes:

Recreational use is a huge mistake. Medical applications under doctors supervision during specific conditions is acceptable. Economy will suffer eventually we lose an entire generation too stoned to participate in society.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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