Obama Signals Support For Changing Course In Federal War On Medical Marijuana
Published on 4/17/15
The last 3 presidents of the US have all admitted to having used marijuana recreationally, yet little has been done by any of them to allow actual patients in need the proper medicine that is proven to work. Obama recently did an interview with Sanjay Gupta for CNN's latest documentary, "WEED 3" which airs April 19th at 9pm EST, where Obama states that we should look at the science of marijuana to make our laws, as well as treating drug abuse through information and a public health model over incarceration.
"One of the great victories of this country has been our ability to reduce incidences of smoking, increase the incidences of seat belt use," Obama said. "You know, we save tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of lives every single year. We didn't throw anybody in jail; we just made sure that they were well-informed and if somebody has an addiction, we made sure that we made it easy for them to get help. And I think we need to re-emphasize that approach, because we don't want to encourage our kids to engage in drug use, but there are going to be more effective ways than, too often, the approach we're taking today."