Designing a legal market for marijuana that would permit the recreational sale of marijuana in edible or vaporized form is a recent proposal by a Health Affairs article. Do you support this proposal or oppose it?
CNN contributor and science guru Dr. Sanjay Gupta did a special segment on Sunday, "Weed 4: Pot vs. Pills," detailing the medicinal benefits of cannabis, particularly as it pertains to avoiding and treating addition to opiate-based painkillers. In it, he speaks to drug abusers who use weed to combat their addiction. One football player even said that marijuana being a gateway drug was a myth. In the linked article, Sanjay describes how using prescribed opiates to reduce pain can become "a vicious cycle." Do you think marijuana can, or should, be used to solve the opiate epidemic? Source: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/29/health/medical-marijuana-opioids/index.html
What are your thoughts on this article? What policies should the commission implement and how? Source: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/9/17215006/opioid-epidemic-trump-elizabeth-warren-patty-murray