Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson wants to implement a marijuana prohibition if he were to be elected President. Dr. Carson has been on the record stating that the medical use of marijuana has been beneficial in certain cases but believes marijuana is a gateway drug. Carson was quoted as saying “marijuana is known as a gateway drug. It tends to be starter drug for people who move onto heavier duty drugs sometimes legal, sometimes illegal and I don’t think that is something that we really want for our society.” Carson also believes marijuana has long term effects, claiming it impairs people and can cause flashbacks months and years after use. Additionally Carson claims that regular exposure to marijuana can result in a decreased IQ. If elected Carson wants to “intensify” the war on drugs; this would include marijuana prohibition laws as well as working with the pharmaceutical industry to derive, synthesize and bottle up cannabis products for medical use. Implementing these laws would then allow pharmaceutical companies to sell the product at a 2,000 percent mark up, compared to what a customer normally pays at local dispensaries.
“marijuana is known as a gateway drug. It tends to be starter drug for people who move onto heavier duty drugs sometimes legal, sometimes illegal and I don’t think that is something that we really want for our society.”
Carson believes Marijuana prohibition is just what the nation needs to reignite the war on drugs which he feels has been lacking action. A new a poll conducted by NORML has found that 58% of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana. As far as the other Presidential Candidates the idea of legalization seems to split down the middle with some for and some against from both political parties. With states like Colorado, Alaska and Washington State leading by example it is likely more will begin to follow with the decision to legalize. As more states begin to make cannabis legal more people have begun looking to enter the highly profitable world of cannabis.
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