RICHMOND, Va. (OregonLive) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions has repeatedly condemned the recreational use of marijuana. On Wednesday he went a step further, casting doubt on medical marijuana use.
“I think medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much,” he told reporters after an event addressing violent crime in Richmond. “Dosages can be constructed in a way that might be beneficial, I acknowledge that, but if you smoke marijuana for example, where you have no idea how much THC you’re getting, it’s probably not a good way to administer a medicinal amount. So forgive me if I’m a bit dubious about that.”
Sessions also cast doubt, as he has before, on the use of marijuana to curb opioid addiction.
Studies have shown that medical marijuana laws and access to medical marijuana dispensaries are associated with fewer opioid deaths and less prescription painkiller abuse.
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