NIDA Director Comments on Marijuana Legalization Debate

MarijuanaPricesNora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, sat down with the Washington Post to offer her perspective on the risky social experiment of legalizing marijuana. In her argument, Volkow urges people to look at the harms inflicted by the country’s two legal drugs – tobacco and alcohol – and ask ourselves if we can afford to add the costs of a third legal drug to the hundreds of billions already spent on medical care and lost productivity. Read more about how Volkow counters the legalization argument in her interview.