While marijuana is billed as a tax producer and generally benign recreational drug, experts say it does have its health impacts including dependancy, memory loss, mood changes and other things that mean there is a price for its widespread use.
With the drug now legal in one state and the trend likely to continue, its use will pose issues for employers as its use could affect performance and judgment in certain ways.
While initial laws try to encourage its use in private settings, you know darn well it will creep into public venues and users will be emboldened to light up where they please as they did at the Space Needle in Seattle two nights ago. Anyone who believes a 21 year old age will be enforceable is clearing smoking it.
It's one of those things where prohibition didn't work, but encouraging its widespread use is of dubious value too.
Marijuana's health effects: Memory problems, addiction