Obama backs the use of the Cannabis Drug

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4/20 is the unofficial celebration day for the cannabis collective to unite and hold protests to legalize marijuana across the globe.  The evening before, on April 19th 2015, President Obama appeared on a report for CNN news claiming to back the use of medicinal marijuana in support of the controlled usage of it rather than criminalizing all who use the cannabis drug.

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Support for the Cannabis Collective

Whilst Obama didn’t quite state that he was behind the complete legalization of the drug, he seemed to be very supportive of backing the bill to legalize it for its medicinal use.

Obama believes that the science behind medicinal marijuana is too strong to ignore and that if patients are professionally and carefully prescribed the use of medicinal marijuana to help with their health issues, then this could be a viable option for at least partially legalizing the cannabis drug.  He said that he believes strongly that it is time that the public and officials stopped looking at marijuana from a criminal perspective, and looked instead at how marijuana could benefit the health and lifestyle of those who live with health problems that marijuana could help to treat.

Although he is a little shy about the subject, this is not the first time that the president has addressed his views on the use of marijuana.  In his youth, Obama has claimed to have used marijuana, and has admitted that he does not believe that it is any more dangerous than alcohol.

Policy Similar to That for Tobacco Could be Used For the Cannabis Drug

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Just as guidelines for the safe and responsible use of tobacco, with warnings and public service announcements have helped spread the message of the dangers of the prolonged use of tobacco, Obama suggested that a similar tactic could be used for allowing members of the public to use marijuana safely.  Presently, if someone has an addiction to tobacco and cigarettes, then the government has options for them to help fight the addiction and offer help and support.  Rather than looking at the overuse of the cannabis drug as a criminal matter, offering help and support if it is required to the cannabis collective could be a better option.

The Stance on the Cannabis Drug in America

At present, Colorado has seen a huge financial benefit from the legalization of cannabis, with crime statistics being unaffected, and the taxes coming into the state due to legal cannabis drug sales giving a real boost to the economy.  The District of Columbia, Oregon and the State of Washington have also seen the legalization of the recreational use of the cannabis drug with no adverse problems.

Objection to the Use of the Cannabis Drug Still a Problem

Despite the present success of legalization across parts of America, and the statistics that the use of the drug amongst the cannabis collective is much less deadly than the abuse of alcohol, just this past week, a Californian judge has ruled not to take it off the list of federally recognized dangerous drugs.


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Comments (9)

  1. Avatar for Big W man Big W man April 22, 2015 / 8:07 pm / Reply

    Very happy Obama is living up to his word, been a long time coming. Medical Marijuana should be nationally legal, at the least

  2. Avatar for Famous Robin Famous Robin April 22, 2015 / 11:52 pm / Reply

    Great bit of info and fantastic website. Thanks for keeping me informed. I’m definitely subscribing to your blog

  3. Avatar for Shella Roth Shella Roth April 23, 2015 / 5:17 am / Reply

    Medical Marijuana really helps with my glaucoma. I’ve tried other traditional medicines and they did not bring me the same sort of relief. Part of the reason why I voted for Obama was his practical stance on Pot, it’s nice to see he is taking a forward step, as the leader of the free world

  4. Avatar for Mike herald Mike herald April 23, 2015 / 5:59 pm / Reply

    You are so right Shella, that is why I voted for Obama as well. Hopefully medical marijuana will be nationally legal by 2020. We have seen some tremendous strides in the last 5 years

    1. Avatar for Race Seeten Race Seeten April 24, 2015 / 1:54 am / Reply

      Looks like we are all in the same boat, hoping for some major positive changes in regards to Marijuana policy. Love the blog, seems like a great forum to engage into different issues

  5. Avatar for Jeff White Jeff White April 24, 2015 / 4:34 am / Reply

    Change is on the way Race. I really like the site as well

  6. Avatar for Hanley R Hanley R April 24, 2015 / 4:46 pm / Reply

    I really like all the articles and the subscribers seem fairly knowledgeable. I’m going to subscribe to your blog and when you guys head to Chicago touch base with me. Thanks for the great info, learned a lot about Marijuana policy throughout the country

  7. Avatar for Daniel Daniel April 26, 2015 / 12:44 am / Reply

    I’m really excited when I hear and read that change is happening on the federal level

  8. Avatar for Shelly I Shelly I April 26, 2015 / 8:23 pm / Reply

    Im’ pretty sure that 10 years from now, Marijuana will be fully legal, at the federal level. Congress will have to appeal to the will of the people

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