The "war on drugs" approach to marijuana has had major costs. But the dawning era of legal marijuana presents its own set of public health problems.
Drugs are perhaps the ultimate consumer product. They give an instant, intense hit, and they're used up in one go.
Twenty-two states now have legal cannabis markets of some form. Regulations are being made up on the fly, with consequences not yet known.
States are backsliding one by one in allowing marijuana legalization, the president is comparing the drug to alcohol, and Christian Right stalwart Pat Robertson reversed his harsh views on weed—what’s an evangelical to do in these high times? Are evangelicals undergoing a sea change in their thought about marijuana usage? Maybe. Or maybe not.