Oct 20

After medical legalization, what are the costs of getting high?

The legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes has increased its abuse and dependence, as well as binge drinking, in Americans over 21, according to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Why do economists care? Productivity loss.

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Q & A: Binge Lessons

Joseph A. Califano, Jr. is President and Chairman of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) which he founded in 1992. He is the former secretary of Health, Education and Welfare.

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