Top Official Does Not Believe that Medical Marijuana Should Available:
Their are a large number of people in the U.S. and all around the world that have experienced the positive medical benefits of marijuana. 23 states in the U.S. have passed legislation that makes using medical marijuana in the state legal. Doctors prescribe medical marijuana to patients suffering from types of cancer, degenerative diseases, MS, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, chronic pain and seizure disorders. Despite the positive outcomes reported by a number of patients treated by medical marijuana, others in leadership positions still contend that medical marijuana is a farce. One such person is Chuck Rosenberg.
Chief does not believe the Hype when it Comes to Medical Marijuana:
Rosenberg is the chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration and he believes that calling marijuana a medicine is just a big joke. Unfortunately, the patients suffering from the conditions listed above are not in a position to find the humor. Rosenberg does not believe that patients suffering from the above listed conditions should have access to the medicine that has helped to ease their suffering. Simply said, Rosenberg plans to continue his fight against marijuana use in the United States. Rosenberg is on record stating emphatically that what really bothers him is that people believe that marijuana is actually a medicine. He maintains that marijuana is not medicinal and that it should not be categorized as medicine due to the dangerous ramifications of its use. Rosenberg believes that smoking the leaf of the marijuana plant has not been shown to be safe of effective as a medicine.
Chief Appears to be Fighting Against Popular Belief:
Marijuana reform has been gaining traction for years now and the momentum appears to be building. Approximately 80 percent of the states in the U.S. have passed legislation that approves medical marijuana in some form. So, despite the opinion of Rosenberg, marijuana reform is alive and well and moving forward in the United States. Even Hilary Clinton, who has been relatively tight lipped about her stance on marijuana reform in the U.S., recently relayed that she supports states that have legalized marijuana. She also said that she supports removing marijuana from the list of Schedule 1 drugs. Political opinions are beginning to change to more closely align with the popular opinion of the public. Rosenberg’s opinion may be one of a dying minority in the U.S.