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Marissa Dodd (right) bags up a purchase at the Dr. Reefer marijuana dispensary in Boulder, Colorado. © Chris Hondros / Getty Images

Pot and public health

Since January 1, the sale and recreational use of marijuana has been legal in Colorado, and more than $15 million in taxes and fees have been raised from sales. The question now is not whether marijuana use will be legal but how the new industry should be regulated. From a public health standpoint, it clearly needs regulating.


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