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Yes, I'm a millennial. No, I don't want to smoke weed with random strangers.

Zachary Goldberg-Mota, managing editor of The Link Newspaper at Concordia University, says marijuana has become so neutered we've forgotten it's a drug.
In this April 18, 2015 photo, young partygoers listen to music and smoke marijuana during the annual 4/20 marijuana festival, in Denver's downtown Civic Center Park. (Brennan Linsley/Associated Press)

Marijuana has come a long way in public perception, and if if the Liberal government follows through on its campaign promises, it may soon be legal. 

But while Zachary Goldberg-Mota, the managing editor of The Link Newspaper at Concordia University, thinks pot should be legal, he also thinks we shouldn't look at it as harmless.

Pot is the millennial consumer drug...To most, it's not even a drug; like Facebook and college debt, it's an assumed part of the hip 20-something identity.- Zachary Goldberg-Mota

Goldberg-Mota argues weed has become so neutered many people no longer consider it a drug or think about its effects. He says it's time we stopped treating weed as benign — and stopped assuming everyone in their 20s wants to smoke weed with random strangers. 

Click the button above to hear his radio essay. 

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