UA-63899747-1 President Obama on Addiction as a Public Health Problem – Nzinga Harrison, MD
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August 16, 2012

I was elated with President Obama's answer to the tweet question "Are you going to legalize weed or what?" while on the Jimmy Fallon Show. In a nutshell, he emphasized that we can't only think of the legal system, but must address addiction as a public health problem including prevention, education and treatment. The President couldn't be more right.

Check out this clip of the president speaking about addiction as a public health issue starting at 0:59.


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