Marijuana opponents make their case squib

HARTFORD — A new report claims the social and medical cost of legalizing marijuana far surpasses the revenue the state would gain. Smart Approaches to Marijuana on Thursday released a comprehensive report on the projected costs of legalization in Connecticut. The report found that the cost would top $216 million — far more than the projected $113 million in revenue from taxing weed. "Everyone likes to talk about the assumed revenue that marijuana legalization would bring to a state, but no one likes to discuss the costs affiliated with such policy measures," said Kevin Sabet, a former Obama Administration drug policy adviser and now head of the anti-legalization group.
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