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Can Legalizing Marijuana Make the U.S. Healthier?

A recent video published by Vox.com took a look at the other side of marijuana, and how legalizing pot in the U.S. may serve to benefit the overall health of the U.S. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, an epithet that deems it more dangerous than other drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamines. The recent report from the CDC revealed that alcohol is connected to 1 in 10 deaths of American adults sheds light on the dangers of alcohol, while the video by journalist Ezra Klein suggests that pot could be a much healthier, safer alternative, provided it replaces alcohol consumption, rather than supplementing it.

Watch Ezra Klein’s video published by Vox.com.