Realities the Movement Must Recognize

By Jeffrey Hergenrather, MD, to Alice O’Leary: There are some realities the cannabis legalization movement must recognize.  One is simply that the prohibitionists in drug-war industries (big pharma, incarceration, law enforcement, tobacco, alcohol, gaming, and our bought-off legislators, etc.) will fight to the end.  Too much is at stake for them in their bottom line to assent, to say that “you’re right, cannabis is medicine and it’s time to legalize it.”  Instead they will continue to fight with the usual misinformation, high-emotion stories of addiction and aberrant brain development, and calls for more research into this “dangerous drug.”  Simply stated by...

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