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Illustration by Sam Jones

In a recent VICE interview, President Obama told young people that cannabis legalization ought to be “way at the bottom” of their priorities, behind things like war and peace, the economy, and jobs. By framing legalization as separate from and inferior to these other issues (which is incorrect), he missed an excellent opportunity to highlight the drug war’s effects on and interconnection with the economy, jobs, war, and peace.

In response, I wrote an article on how these issues are interconnected and why you should prioritize cannabis legalization. Click here to check it out!