Letters: Nov. 25, 2002

Is America Going to Pot?

The question is not whether marijuana is good for you but whether it is so bad that people should be put in jail for personal use [SOCIETY, Nov. 4]. The answer, based on your story and research on both sides of the issue, is clearly no. Legalize it and regulate it. ROY HOBBES Rio de Janeiro

TIME's coverage of the medical marijuana controversy was thoughtful and scrupulously researched. But what argues most persuasively for a ban on marijuana is the extraordinary threat the drug poses for adolescents. Marijuana impairs short-term memory, depletes energy and impedes acquisition...

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