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Letters: Is Marijuana Addictive?

Readers debate questions of cannabis use and abuse.
Source: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

In August, Annie Lowrey described how more and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.


It’s really quite simple: Not everyone who drinks is a drunk, not everyone who smokes cigarettes is addicted to them, and the many who benefit from using marijuana should not be penalized because of centuries-old hysteria. It’s about

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