Cannabis culture has certainly been grateful for the recent string of events in our country. As of March 2018, 8 U.S. states have completely legalized the recreational use of marijuana, while an additional 22 states have allowed the use of marijuana for medical purposes. In fact, California is currently making plans to create recreational cannabis allocations in wine country, specifically areas in Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Despite positive feedback, however, many doctors and researchers stand by the fact that marijuana is still a potentially addictive substance. In fact, our president and his committee appear to be taking an extra step in approaching the legalization of cannabis in the States. Here is a closer look.
Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee (MPCC)
Based on a recent report, President Donald Trump and his administration have successfully developed the Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee (MPCC) to probe into the negative side effects of marijuana and discuss the recent legalization of the drug. In fact, the Committee has already ordered the DEA and 14 agencies to send reports revealing negative side effects of marijuana. Utilizing this date, the MPCC can determine what kind of threat the drug poses to our country.
The Committee’s main concern in this matter is the one-sided nationwide acceptance of the drug. In a White House meeting, officials stressed the potential dangers of shedding a positive light on a potentially dangerous drug. Besides negative trends, the MPCC has instructed the assigned groups to describe potential dangers that could be faced down the road.
One problem remains, though: the MPACC does not entirely agree with our leader. President Trump has determined that state governments should have control over the legalization of marijuana, not the federal government. Additionally, White House spokespeople recently denied this Committee even exists, sparking the debate even further.
While doctors do not completely deny the effects of medical marijuana, research has shown the drug can be dangerous if consumed in large quantities. Ultimately, we can only hope the nation continues to take precautions over the legalization of this drug, as indicated.
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