MIDLAND — An expert on marijuana policy who has advised the White House made a stop in Mid-Michigan Tuesday night.
Doctor Kevin Sabet has advised the Bush, Clinton, and the Obama administrations.
“There’s very sold research tying regular heavy marijuana use to lower IQs, to lower worker productivity,” said Sabet.
Sabet says recent efforts to decriminalize the drug through city ordinances in Michigan are largely symbolic and cautions the state about decriminalizing marijuana for recreational use. Hey says people in Colorado have been creating a whole “big marijuana” industry similar to big tobacco.
Advocates for loosening restrictions on Marijuana say they are seeing growing support in recent years. Supporters see marijuana as a source of tax revenue and say legalization would reduce the number of people being prosecuted for pot possession in the courts.
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