In reading Patrick McGreevy’s LA Times article about younger voters leaning heavily towards legalizing marijuana, I am struck by two items. First is that there is a split on the value of legalizing marijuana, from “personal choice” to “more focus on violent crimes” to “more tax revenue”. The second is the number of younger worker’s that are in favor of this proposition.

(Here is a nice summary of California Proposition 64, Marijuana Legalization (2016))

It will be interesting to see if tolerance of legalizing leads to more usage and if more usage leads to negative impacts to the work environment and our society as a whole. It is still too early to see any real trends from Colorado and Washington, but we will try to provide updates as more statistics come out.

For now this may due. Should we wait for others to “experiment” and see results before jumping in?