It’s time to stop the delusion that legalizing weed has done no harm.

In 2016, Massachusetts voters legalized recreational marijuana. Roughly seven years later, doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital say a full third of adolescents who come in for routine check-ups report using marijuana, and a third of those kids are likely to develop hallucinations or paranoia, according to new research.  

Nationwide, since 2019, the number of kids diagnosed with cannabis-induced mental disorders, including schizophrenia and psychotic episodes, has increased by 50%.  

Research continues to reveal, in fact, that the marijuana on the market today, including the stuff that’s “government regulated,” is more potent and dangerous than the weed of decades past. There’s just too much data now to ignore the correlations between marijuana use and mental health disorders. 

Also obvious is that the arguments used for the legalization of marijuana were bogus. The freedom to choose self-harm and addiction is no freedom at all. The kids now suffering from schizophrenia, depression, and paranoia are reasons enough to turn this train around. 

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