12. A Surgeon General’s Report
on the impact of legal marijuana.

Why is this needed?
Most of the public believes marijuana is a harmless drug. The medical literature tells a different story, and new studies keep telling more. A report from the Surgeon General will help clarify what the researchers know for the public.

The report should include information about the impact of legal marijuana on:

  • The brain and body, especially on children’s mental and physical health
  • Children’s use due to increased availability
  • Life-threatening diseases due to prolonged use
  • Children’s ability to succeed in school
  • Safe driving
  • The social health of communities

This provision will call upon the Surgeon General to review the literature and issue a report to the nation about the impact of marijuana use on public health; on the health of children, adolescents, and young adults; and on the social health of communities.


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