NYT article summary
With 95-years of prohibition, there is very little that we know about cannabis due to restrictive research—most of it from short-term studies and anecdotal observation. The Cannabis Act that was passed in Canada on October 17 has replaced a system that once treated researchers like alleged drug dealers and given them the opportunity to explore the biological, social, agricultural and genetic possibilities that the complex plant can offer.
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What Has Cannabis Legalization Taught Us?
In the past several years, thirty-two states have legalized cannabis for medical use, and ten have legalized recreational cannabis use. Canada has had a medical cannabis program since 2001 and Uruguay decriminalized the consumption of all formerly illicit drugs. More recently Peru, Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia have all announced that medical cannabis will become legal. With a change like this seemingly sweeping the globe, what sorts of lessons have we learned?
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