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The case against pot legalization

Staff WriterMay 15, 2019

Many Connecticut legislators say they care about children, and that this is a major influence on how they vote in many areas, such as education, health care and gun control.

That is why it seems so wrong that many of these same legislators are supporting a bill that would damage thousands of children.

Even the strongest advocates of legalizing marijuana admit that smoking it causes brain damage in young people. As reported in The New York Times and elsewhere, tests on teenagers of brain functions show losses in the ability to think abstractly and drops in IQ scores of those who are regular smokers of marijuana. These losses are not temporary; they’re permanent.

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