Our founder, Mitchell S. Rosenthal, M.D., continues to be a prominent voice in the marijuana legalization debate. In today’s Wall Street Journal, Dr. Rosenthal argues that despite growing public perception that the drug is harmless, marijuana is no laughing matter. As legalization gains popularity, he urges us to consider marijuana’s risks, especially to vulnerable young people.
Dr. Rosenthal also appeared on Piers Morgan Live to debate the pros and cons of marijuana legalization. During a lively panel discussion with Howard Samuels of the Hills Treatment Center and Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance, Dr. Rosenthal noted the tremendous health consequences of marijuana use—both in Colorado and in the lives of the youth we serve at Phoenix House.