So, there's a downside to marijuana? OMG alert the press! Tell everyone! Don't talk about cigarettes or alcohol, though. Big companies need that money.
I love how they say, "...the media". The media tries to tell us all the time that marijuana is just horrible and that, "it's illegal for a reason!". How about you let us, as the free people of the US, decide whether we want to smoke it or not? We do the same fucking thing for nicotine and alcohol.
I call BS. There are endless studies on the effects of alcohol and cigarettes. You are only upset because it posits there might be a downside to something you enjoy doing
Where I live there is now a 10 Meter rule where you can't smoke or vape within 10 meters of an entryway or bus stop. They also tax alcohol a lot to keep us from drinking too much of it. Meanwhile they are planning to decriminalize marijuana (which I'm ok with as long as it gets the same 10 M rule)
Really, we should be allowed to do what we want provided no one else has to have our choice but we should also be kept fully informed of the potential consequences of our life choices.