The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) expresses its concern that the President’s comments regarding marijuana use in the January 27, 2014 edition of The New Yorker
magazine may contribute to the growing misperception among America’s youth that marijuana is harmless. ASAM finds insufficient evidence
to support the notion that the public health benefits of using the illicit drug outweighs the dangers to users and to their communities. ASAM encourages the President and our nation’s policy makers to build public awareness for addiction prevention and treatment, whether the addictive substance is alcohol, nicotine, marijuana or prescription opioids.
View the entire press release here.