As the wave of legalization of medical marijuana and recreational cannabis sweeps the nation, many of us who work in the addiction field are worried. Legalization resulted in an increased availability of marijuana and a decreased stigma around using it, and those two conditions are strongly related to how much people use a given drug, especially young people. If you’re a parent, you may be wondering why that’s problematic. Perhaps you used cannabis when you were younger, and you don’t see any harm in it. The problem is that the marijuana of today is a far more potent drug than the marijuana of years past. To read the full story.