Feeling Anxious About Weed Legalization? Take A Hit Of This.
Marijuana is currently legal for recreational sale in the great state of Colorado. In a few months, the same will be true of Washington state. These facts have prompted pearl-clutching pieces from some prominent columnists about the effects they think legalization will have on rates of marijuana usage and addiction as well as the more abstract threat they fear it poses to the moral fiber of American citizens. Through magical feats of willful ignorance, these columns all somehow manage to sidestep the most important context of legalizing marijuana — which Chris Hayes helpfully provides in the form of an illustrative personal story.