Tag: medical marijuana
"Our caution has to do with the particular way marijuana legalization has occurred in the U.S.: at the ballot box."
Strong public support and successive waves of state-level legalization in election years has led many policy analysts to argue that marijuana has reached a tipping point in the United States.
"Cannabis can decrease the use of other prescription medicines, including opioids."
In all states that have legalized medical marijuana, there has been a 25% reduction in deaths related to the overdose of legally prescribed painkillers.
“President Obama always said he would let science — and not ideology — dictate policy, but in this case his administration is upholding a failed drug war approach instead of looking at real, existing evidence that marijuana has medical value.”
Thursday brought a big breakthrough for medical marijuana supporters.
“The time is long overdue for us to take marijuana off of the federal government’s list of outlawed drugs,” said Bernie Sanders recently at a speech on criminal justice reform.