Did we really believe the loosening of restrictions on marijuana sales, possession, and use were to have no effect on those we have tried so hard to protect? Not so much. Read More
Trying to protect people from themselves is very paternalistic and rarely turns out well. Education is better than prohibition.
Should we ban adults from everything that is harmful to youths? What degree of harm would have to apply before a ban was deemed necessary, and how young would the victims have to be? Coffee really shouldn't be available to 5 year olds, in my opinion.
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Stephen Wallace is the director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Education at Susquehanna University.
It can take a radical reboot to get past old hurts and injustices.