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Questions that need answers: research needs to keep pace with escalating cannabis issues

Opinion|By Ruth Ross
The changing and evolving landscape of cannabis use has intensified the need for answers and has raised new questions.
Legalization of cannabis does generate much revenue for the state, but at a cost. The higher the price and taxation, the greater is the revenue, but then the black market’s lower price helps it thrive. Lowering the legal price could undercut the black market, but experience with alcohol shows that lower price increases overall consumption and harm resulting from heavy use.
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