Now, I’m not terrifically offended by it, but I do think there are a couple things to be worried about. One is, more teenagers will likely to spend it — and the science behind the teenage effect of marijuana use is pretty severe. It does have cognitive effects. It does lower I.Q. points over the long term. The addiction rates are much higher among teenagers than people who start as adults.
So that is a genuine health concern. And then the second thing, it’s — most of us age out of marijuana use, because it’s not that exciting when you find more serious and more uplifting pleasures. And so most people give it up as they hit middle age.
And I just would make the moral status argument that getting stoned all the time is not the greatest way to spend your time. And so it’s fine when you’re young. You can try it. And people want to try it periodically.