- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 15, 2015

While marijuana career schools and party planner rush to tout the giddy glories of legalized marijuana, along comes “Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America,” an upcoming new book by the very down to earth Bill Bennett and co-author Robert White.

“Marijuana, once considered worthy of condemnation, has in recent years become a ‘medicine’ legalized fully in four states, with others expected to follow. But the dangers are clear,” the pair say, pointing to Mr. Bennett’s research revealing that more Americans are admitted to treatment facilities for marijuana use than for any other illegal drug - and that marijuana use is linked to abnormal brain structure and development.

Mr. Bennett, a nationally syndicated radio host and author of 13 other books, served as Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988, and was Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under George H. W. Bush. Mr. White, incidentally, is the managing partner of an international law firm, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.

Meanwhile, Mr. Bennett frames the work as “a call-to-action for the 46 states that know better than to support full legalization, and a voice of reason for millions who have jumped on the legalization bandwagon because they haven’t had access to the facts.”

Published by Center Street, the book will be out in about three weeks.

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