When it comes to advocating for marijuana in any form, corporate companies don't typically announce their support for a federally illicit substance. However, while Walgreens has not officially taken any stance on cannabis, they have released a new blog post for purely informative purposes entitled, Clarifying Clinical Cannabis. A spokesperson for Walgreen Co. said the blog was written to educate their patients who have had questions about the medicine. A controversial topic such as marijuana is sure to spark debate, but it will likely have no negative effects for the company as polls show over half of the United States support the legalization of marijuana.
“Research has indicated it may impair your lungs, memory and judgment. However, research has also shown marijuana provides pain relief in ways traditional pain medicines don’t. Medical marijuana can improve appetite and relieve nausea in those who have cancer and it may help relieve symptoms such as muscle stiffness in people who have multiple sclerosis.”
“The content is strictly informative, and nowhere do we take any stance on the issue,” Jim Cohn, a spokesman for Walgreen Co., told The Huffington Post. “It was developed to address some of the questions we’ve received from patients and customers through various channels.”