They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part XLIX

We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms that marijuana can be helpful. We have to use that data to drive policy making.

Stop the presses and note well the above. Standing alone it is no big deal, right? I mean it is just someone saying that marijuana “can be helpful.” And who among our readers does not believe that? Countless series studies have already borne this out, right?

But the above quote is revolutionary because it came from the federal government. And not just anyone in the federal government, but from the person essentially in charge of our nation’s health. As many of you now know, the quote came from our new surgeon general, Vivek Murthy and that easily qualifies it as our quote of the week.

The Daily Beast put this quote best: “Surgeon General Vivek Murthy believes in science.” As he should. As he should.

This will be a (not the) turning point in the legalization of cannabis. Science over politics and fear. Who would have thunk it?