Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Editor: Douglas A. Berman
Moritz College of Law

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Still more talk, from notable conservative outlets, about possible benefits of marijuana reform amidst opioid crisis

Regular readers know that many proponents of marijuana reform have been eager in recent years to talk up the possible benefits of marijuana reform as one useful response to the on-going opioid crisis.   Indeed, since I have blogged many stories and commentaries on this front, it is not really big news to see more new advocacy along these lines.  But that said, this past week I have seen these two notable commentaries in this vein appearing in notable conservative or right-leaning outlets:

From the American Conservative here by Jeffrey Singer, "Can Marijuana Help Addicts Kick Opioids?: Research shows this once maligned 'gateway' drug could be an off-ramp."

From the Wall Street Journal here by Richard Boxer, "Can Marijuana Alleviate the Opioid Crisis?: The federal government should stop blocking research into the drug’s medical potential."

Some (of many) prior related posts:

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/2017/11/still-more-talk-from-notable-conservative-outlets-about-possible-benefits-of-marijuana-reform-amidst.html

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