Greg Orman on Drugs
Former Democratic Senate Challenger
Legalize medical marijuana & decriminalize recreational use
Orman said that doctors who can prescribe Schedule II narcotics under the federal government's drug schedules should also be able to prescribe medical marijuana. Schedule II drugs are considered less dangerous than Schedule I drugs. The federal
government classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, along with heroin, ecstasy and others. Schedule II includes meth and cocaine, but also legal drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin and OxyContin.
"In many instances, medical marijuana is the only way for
some patients to address pain, nausea and seizures. We should give doctors and patients the freedom to choose that treatment course," Orman said. He also said Kansas shouldn't waste criminal justice resources arresting, trying and incarcerating
people "just because they bought a dime bag of weed." He said recreational marijuana use should be treated like a speeding infraction, with law enforcement issuing a ticket and the offender paying a small fine.
Source: Wichita Eagle on 2018 Kansas gubernatorial race
, Jun 29, 2018
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