Debating Medical Marijuana On Wednesday's Access Utah

  • Debating Medical Marijuana On Wednesday's Access Utah

Debating Medical Marijuana On Wednesday's Access Utah

NewscomFormer House Speaker John Boehner's announcement that he has joined the board of a cannabis company provoked considerable grumbling from antiprohibitionists who noted that he could have done a lot more to advance the cause if he had backed it before leaving Congress.

He tweeted that he was joining the Board of Advisors of Acreage Holdings, a corporation formerly known as High Street Capital Partners that operates cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensing across 11 states. "We have literally filled up our jails with people who are nonviolent and frankly do not belong there". "There are numerous other patient groups in America whose quality of life has been dramatically improved by the state-sanctioned use of medical cannabis". Boehner said that his perspective on the drug changed after a friend used medical marijuana to successfully treat his chronic pain. Weld also believes that cannabis has great potential to help wean the country off its opioid problem.

"I support the use of cannabis for medical purposes and its export to the world, in light of our advanced knowledge in the field", Erdan said.

Gievers also said in her ruling that the state continues to be non-compliant in the implementation of Amendment 2. "But that shouldn't be dictated by the nanny state in Washington". In a joint statement, Boehner and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, another Republican joining Acreage's board, said that "the time has come for serious consideration of a shift in federal marijuana policy".

After months of discussions, the Israeli government is set to approve the legalization of medical cannabis exports, as part of a large-scale cannabis reform already underway in the country.

Redner's lawyer, Luke Lirot, argued that a voter-approved constitutional amendment broadly authorizing medical marijuana "unambiguously allows" the Tampa man to follow his doctor's recommended method of taking the pot treatment. "Politicians have traditionally lagged behind the people on this issue, so it is wonderful to see one so adamantly opposed to legalization reversing course like this", Morgan Fox, Director of Communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, said to NPR.