How neuroscience reinforces racist drug policy

The seemingly objective science of neuroimaging can be used to justify a moral argument for or against legal marijuana
Nathan Greenslit
The Atlantic (US)
Thursday, June 12, 2014

A recent neuroscience study from Harvard Medical School claims to have discovered brain differences between people who smoke marijuana and people who do not. Such well-intentioned and seemingly objective science is actually a new chapter in a politicized and bigoted history of drug science in the United States. Different-looking brains tell us literally nothing about who these people are, what their lives are like, why they do or do not use marijuana, or what effects marijuana has had on them.