Legalized pot will lead to more damaged lives

marijuanaToo many people have been locked up for years for smoking or possessing marijuana. “But legalizing pot would almost certainly lead to much wider smoking of the weed, leaving millions damaged for life, especially today’s youths,” journalist Ben Barber wrote. He acknowledges that many people would be able to smoke pot and maintain productive lives, but he contends that “there are many more who simply will fail to graduate, fail to learn, fail to specialize, fail to excel and fail to contribute.”