White House Drug Czar Recognizes Benefits Of Medical Cannabis, Calls For More Research

The United States is in the grip of an opioid overdose epidemic. To tackle the situation, institutions responsible for stemming the crisis seem to be open to alternative solutions.

White House drug czar Rahul Gupta, for example, weighed in on the issue during a recent interview with KSTP-TV in Minnesota. He also talked about marijuana and policy reform around its legalization, indicating that sentiment toward the plant is shifting.

“The President has said this before that people should not be incarcerated just for their use alone and it is also true that there are some medical benefits we’ve seen, but I think it’s important to keep monitoring,” said Gupta, who serves as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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