It is time to recognize and discuss the 800lb Gorilla in the room, “Marijuana Abuse”. Now that state after state is legalizing the recreational use of Marijuana, we have to look at the consequences of legal Marijuana.
There are approximately 15 million Americans that have an alcohol abuse/addiction problem. Alcohol continues to be the most widely abused legal substance. Alcohol related crashes kill approximately 50 people a day and seriously injure a much greater number; the majority is innocent people that were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Now we are adding legal Marijuana to the mix, I’m sure you can see where this is heading. There will be a spike in Marijuana abuse like we have never seen before. We do know that there is a great amount of money to be made in Marijuana which inevitably will bring the commercialization of Marijuana which is sure to appear on the internet, social media and all the rest of media outlets. This will affect our younger people in a greater proportion.
This 800lb Gorilla is waiting to pounce on this Country, how long it will take is anyone’s guess.