Dr. Oz is correct to describe the status of medical marijuana in this country as hypocrisy. The Trump administration claims to want to fix the opioid epidemic and yet they refuse to loosen their grip on cannabis laws even just enough to permit further research. One need not support full cannabis legalization to support scientific research on cannabis; one simply needs to respect the opinions of over half the citizens of the country and the scientific data that already exists.
So, does the federal government really want to exhaust all possibilities to try to solve the opioid epidemic? It sure doesn’t seem like it.