Legal medical marijuana does not drive down opioid overdose deaths, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, refuting an earlier study that found evidence they did.
Journalists are crying foul over an Instagram post from John Hickenlooper’s long-shot presidential campaign in which he champions marijuana reform, especially as it relates to sentencing and racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
Former vice president Joe Biden’s policy reversal on marijuana, which he just a few years ago called a “gateway drug,” came just a few days before a Tuesday night fundraiser with Florida mega-donor and marijuana legalization advocate John Morgan.
Drug trafficking arrests at Los Angeles International Airport have risen 166 percent in the year since California legalized marijuana state-wide.
Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been a prominent supporter of marijuana legalization despite warning in 2003 that nationwide legalization could lead to “drug addiction, health problems, [and] traffic accidents.”
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris’s new embrace of smoking marijuana didn’t go well back in Jamaica, where her father said her ancestors would be “turning in their grave” after hearing her stereotype the island’s people as “pot-smoking joy seekers.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) admitted in an interview this week to using marijuana, an act that landed thousands in prison while she was California’s Attorney General and opposed legalization of the drug.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) introduced a proposal Friday to federally legalize marijuana and permit states to establish their own regulatory schemas for sellers of the drug.