The newest Gallup poll shows 60% of Americans support full legalization of marijuana.
More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015 and heroin overdoses rose by 23% in one year.
Jeff Sessions says marijuana is only “slightly worse” than heroin. However, no one has ever overdosed, or died, as a direct result of using marijuana. The research completed (some illegally) has concluded that marijuana does offer some medicinal value and yet, marijuana remains a schedule 1 drug.
So what’s next and what do we do? Evan Dawson of “Connections” discusses the topic and solutions with a panel including:
- Dr. Aaron Fields, M.D., addiction medicine fellow at URMC and member of the Monroe County Opioid Task Force
- Jennifer Faringer, director of DePaul’s National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Rochester Area (NCADD-RA)
- Phil Ricci, founding chair of the Genesee County Libertarian Party
Listen to: Connections: What’s next for marijuana? | WXXI News for more information.