Tarnish On Marijuana’s Benign Reputation?

An op-ed appeared on the L.A. Times website this weekend that took issue with the media supposedly ignoring the health effects of marijuana. This is ridiculous considering the media buys every doomsday prophecy our opponents spew. Be that as it may, the main focus of the article was marijuana's "9% addiction rate," which is lower than that of alcohol and cocaine, both of which have addiction rates of 15%.