Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 95]: Smoke and mirrors, a brief legal marijuana debate

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Massachusetts voters have some meaty issues on their plates. The true civically engaged among us have indeed for quite some time been chewing on matters such as charter school and slot parlor expansion, protections for farm animals and, yes, legalizing marijuana.

But as Election Day draws nigh and our presidential choices make turning to narcotics an ever-more-appealing proposition, the rhetoric surrounding Bay State ballot questions has been turned up to 11.

Not one to miss out on the fun, Hitch gives us the straight dope.


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2 thoughts on “Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 95]: Smoke and mirrors, a brief legal marijuana debate

  1. If marijuana is used to help people ween themselves off opioids, how could it be the one thing to lead to opioid abuse? Marijuana is not addictive. Even if it was addictive, you can’t overdose on it. Sounds like a step in the right direction

  2. Actually, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, data suggest 30% of marijuana users may have some degree of marijuana use disorder. And you can overdose on pot, though not to a point of being fatal. There’s even a term for OD’ing on pot: “greening out”, which often results in extreme feelings of paranoia or high anxiety.