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Legalizing pot is a bad idea. Take it from a recovering addict 3 Jul, 2017

Legalizing pot is a bad idea. Take it from a recovering addict

Watching what looks like an inexorable march from medical to recreational marijuana legalization in state after state — New Jersey included — I find myself unexpectedly empathetic toward some of those who fought marriage equality.

 I’m not talking about the haters or fanatics, but rather, those who warned against being swept up, up and away by the giddy momentum of legal, political, and cultural change.
So while I’m exhilarated by America’s official recognition of same-sex relationships, I’m nevertheless cautious about the possibility of artisanal weed becoming as ubiquitous as craft brew. And not merely because I’m blessed to have been in recovery from alcoholism and addiction for more than a decade.
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