The decision to legalize cannabis in Canada could be seen as a hippyish, free love move by aging potheads.
But — counterintuitively — it is better understood as a hardheaded, evidence-led attempt to protect children from the undoubted dangers of drug use.
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Published by Tom Chivers
I'm a science writer at the i newspaper. Before that, I was a freelance writer and science editor at UnHerd; until January 2018 I was science writer for BuzzFeed UK; before that, I was a comment and features writer for the Telegraph, having joined in 2007.
I've written two books, "How to Read Numbers" with my cousin David Chivers, and "The Rationalist's Guide to the Galaxy".
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