With constant debate about medical marijuana and the legalization of marijuana across the nation, interest in marijuana is peaking. Last month, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta wrote an article changing his stance on the use of medical marijuana which made global headlines; the topic clearly struck a chord, as his piece was shared over 330,000 times on Facebook, became a trending topic on Twitter, and generated over 26,000 comments online.
The buzz around his article prompted The Washington Post to ask: "Is pot the new gay marriage?"
While opinions vary on medical marijuana and legalization, these issues are here to stay. The number of states with medical marijuana laws is on the rise and the United States Justice Department clarified that it will not use federal authority to impede states' laws legalizing marijuana, thus paving the way for broad legalization across the country. Many people view marijuana as a harmless drug; however, the data is quite clear that for approximately 10% of users, it does become addictive and dependence can lead to significant mental and physical problems. There are at least two million Americans who meet the criteria for marijuana addiction.
|MARCH 31, 2015 Book Release|
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