According to the Society for the Study of Addiction, more Americans are using marijuana than drinking alcohol daily, marking the first time cannabis has outpaced alcohol in the U.S. One particular demographic showing a vast increase in marijuana use is seniors over the age of 65, who are using medical marijuana for pain relief. With federal hurdles preventing a great deal of seniors from accessing medical marijuana, could this growth in popularity lead to federal changes surrounding the drug?
Bret hears from medical marijuana users and officials like Robert Kent, who worked in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, to discuss the potential reclassification of marijuana from a Schedule I substance to a Schedule III substance and how increasing medical cannabis use could help fight the opioid crisis.
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