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?

2 responses to “They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part XLIX”

  1. Maybe you’d have to be a chronic pain patient to understand why this isn’t a turning point — for pain patients, the drug war is just getting started.

  2. If I may… I am Vincent Pena and if need be I am available for comment, discussion, or just explaining how I feel.. 4 Letters to my President has not even metered an answer…. I just want
    to see the pain, hurt, lies, greed, corruption to END and to SEE AMERICA AGAIN AS SHE WAS IN HER GLORY !!!!! Am I asking too much of OUR GREAT NATION!!!???!!??? Tks…

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