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Op-Art: What If We Treated Restaurants Like Cannabis?

Published on July 3, 2019 · Last updated July 28, 2020
We'd like to reserve joints for four at 7pm, please. (Box Brown for Leafly)

Ever wonder why cannabis was outlawed and other plants, drugs, and activities were not?

Consider this. Foodborne disease causes about 5,000 deaths every year in the United States. About half of all foodborne disease outbreaks reported to the Centers for Disease Control are associated with restaurants. Meanwhile, cannabis directly causes zero annual deaths.

So… what if chefs were treated like cannabis growers?

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Box Brown
Box Brown is am Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and publisher from Philadelphia. He's written books on Andre the Giant, Andy Kaufman, Tetris, and the history of cannabis. He can be found @boxbrown and at www.boxbrown.com.
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