Voters are doing what politicians won’t on marijuana reform

Only two states have seen serious attempts to address marijuana legalization via the legislature
The Washington Post (US)
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

marijuana-handMassachusetts' top politicians just came out swinging against legal marijuana. Voters there are on track to decide whether to legalize marijuana at the ballot box this November. But the state's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general have penned an op-ed with Boston's mayor encouraging residents to Just Say No. They argue that regular marijuana use causes IQ declines (studies say no, it doesn't), that it impairs brain development (latest research says no), and that it negatively impacts graduation rates and career success (not that simple). They argue that a commercial market will lead to more teens using the drug (hasn't happened in Washington and Colorado -- yet).