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Yvonne Martinez
There was no remorse, only a smirk. The kids were at the park that day smoking marijuana and apparently saw him walk into the water. He walked in on his own. They were watching him. They just started recording what happened and watched until he died. He was a good guy... . It's just tough to know that these kids would sit and laugh at something like this.feedback
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Jul 20 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about Marijuana. You'll find 641 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. You can also see the other popular topics. The 3 people who have been quoted more about Marijuana are: Jeff Sessions, Steve Kerr and Orrin Devinsky. Jeff Sessions specifically said: “I think medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much.”.
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Juell Stewart

I wanted to move somewhere that had a more relaxed culture around cannabis because I knew it was something that I was interested in recreationally and also as a business pursuit.feedback

Ralph Gants

The fact that the employee's possession of medical marijuana is in violation of federal law does not make it per se unreasonable as an accommodation.feedback

Randy Maslow

People that were sort of on the fence -- a family office, a high-net-worth individual thinking of privately financing a licensed opportunity -- it has swayed them to go the other way and think: not just yet.feedback

Dionne Contine

Obviously, as more licenses are awarded, more sales will occur and revenue will increase.feedback

Earl Blumenauer

We have watched where the politicians have consistently failed to be able to fashion rational policy and show a little backbone. This issue has been driven by the people.feedback

Jared Huffman - California Democrat

Our attorney general is giving everyone whiplash by trying to take us back to the 1960s. Prosecutorial discretion is everything given the current conflict between the federal law and the law of many states.feedback

Scott Chipman

We love Jeff Sessions's position on marijuana because he is thinking about it clearly. Recreational' is a bike ride, a swim, going to the beach. Using a drug to put your brain in an altered state is not recreation. That is self-destructive behavior and escapism.feedback

Deonne Contine

Businesses could close their doors or are not going to be able to get products they are legally licensed to sell. Without the ability to license marijuana distributors to continue the flow of product to the retail store, a high likelihood exists that consumers will revert to the black market.feedback

Mari N. St. Martin

The Governor has continuously called for a well-regulated, restricted and respected recreational marijuana industry.feedback

Deonne Contine

We have a legal product, we have legal businesses. We have a goal of facilitating that market.feedback

Morgan Griffith

So we got a bunch of parents out there who love their children who are trying to do the right thing, who don't care about the law – they care about their children. And we're making them into criminals by making them have to cook this up themselves. It's outrageous – and they don't know what the right level is.feedback

Morgan Griffith

The deal that Andy and I worked out was, let's at least get legal possibilities to do extensive research. And once we have the science then we can argue about whether or not there's a legitimate medicinal use. I think there is, he thinks there isn't, but he's welcoming the science to be done.feedback

Earl Blumenauer

Things have been a little upsetting around here. You know people are distracted. But my intention is to work with Andy and get that moving, early in this Congress, to stop the prohibition on research.feedback

Andy Harris

Once you get past those three, maybe some people with myoclonus from multi-sclerosis, there really is little evidence. There's no evidence really on PTSD – no good objective evidence. You know the latest claim that is totally unfounded is that somehow we should use medical marijuana to treat opioid dependence. If we're going to call it a medicine, we need to approach marijuana the same way we would approach anything else that's sold as a medicine in the United States, and that is with rigorous scientific research. Which is just too difficult to do under the current rules.feedback

Andy Harris

The research is bad. I mean, there's really very little research on the medical application of marijuana.feedback

Earl Blumenauer

The federal government has been a tremendous obstacle, and there shouldn't be these unresolved questions. We should be able to have product uniformity. We shouldn't have to guess about the impacts. I mean, there's anecdotal evidence that is very powerful, but it should be peer-reviewed, gold standard research, and the federal government has prevented that. And I don't think anybody objects to being able to get rid of those obstacles.feedback

Morgan Griffith

You know most of your research facilities don't want to invest in something where they might be in trouble a year from now or two years from now. So we want to give them that stability that as long as you're using it to research for medicinal purposes, let's use it. And of course as I've always said, if we can use opiates and barbiturates, we certainly ought to be able to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.feedback

Trevor Noah

You could not write a clearer, more narc-y email than that. It's like getting an email that says, Would you like, by your own choice, to smoke some illegal weed marijuana drugs in violation of local statute 22, section 3. To be fair to Don Jr, just getting that email is no proof of collusion. You're not responsible for the emails you get. You're only responsible for the emails you send.feedback

Mari N. St. Martin

The next step for the Department of Taxation is to enact permanent regulations on the same topic.feedback

Mari N. St. Martin

The adoption of an emergency regulation is not uncommon and is used in narrow circumstances that allow for a prompt response to a temporary situation.feedback

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner

There is so much out there. We're trying to partner and provide courses based on the best evidence – as it develops.feedback

Shad Ewart

If the legislation says you must have fencing with video surveillance, well, that's good for the fencing and video industries.feedback

Patrick Jameson

There are numerous training requirements for those people working in the industry.feedback

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner

We wanted to be there as a resource. If you're going to be dispensing, let's make sure your staff is trained in best practices to do it safely and effectively.feedback

Stephanie Klapstein

We continue to work with the liquor wholesalers who have applied for distribution licenses, but most don't yet meet the requirements that would allow us to license them. Even as we attempted to schedule the final facility inspection for one of the applicants this week, they told us their facility was not ready and declined the inspection. As of mid-day Friday, not one distribution license has been issued.feedback

Jim Cramer

Even if Brink's isn't trying to capture the marijuana market share directly, there are only so many armored trucks in this country, and when demand for them surges from one particular industry, you better believe that's going to help with pricing across the board. This is a pot play! Brink's has worked a remarkable transformation, and despite all the hand-wringing about the death of king cash, this stock seems to have a lot more room to run, especially as states legalize pot.feedback

Edgar Rosas Lorenzo

It was worth the wait. I'm going to come get some more tomorrow. It helps me sleep. I get back pain. I have a slipped disk.feedback

Edgar Rosas Lorenzo

We just got here ... Instead of looking around in Vegas, I'm in a dispensary.feedback

Kristin Deneal

It looks like they have enough stuff for everyone, it's just a question of getting through the door.feedback

Armen Yemenidjian

The prohibition of cannabis is ending slowly but surely, and, you know, we as Las Vegans are happy to be a part of it.feedback

Babs Daitch

I've been living in Vegas for 15 years, and I keep missing the cities that legalize marijuana and edibles. So I'm happy that it's here now.feedback

Darren Waller

There were other personal issues, and [marijuana] was the one thing I always turned to. It was just about finding more positive outlets for me to do, like talking to people about it and things like that. I'm definitely at a better place with that now.feedback

Scott Gabbard - Cleveland Clinic

We're starting to see more cyclic vomiting syndrome called cannabis hyperemesis because THC content of marijuana now is so high.feedback

Corey Booker

Marijuana laws in America are broken. So it's time that we reverse that, on the right, on the left, Christian and evangelical, fiscal conservatives, libertarians, liberals, moderates, people from every background now realize that these policies were wrong and misguided, and morally bankrupt. And we as a country, we need to with the same kind of enthusiasm, work to reverse these policies as we did when we implemented them.feedback

Igor Grant

To do human studies we only have one legal source of marijuana. The federal government. They have a marijuana farm at the University of Mississippi. The highest strength is 12 percent THC. Street marijuana has gradually increased the concentration where the average is 12 to 15 percent and there are reports of much higher.feedback

Igor Grant

THC activates a system in our own bodies called the endocannabinoid system.feedback

Russ Rader

While we have proven countermeasures, proven strategies for reducing alcohol impaired driving, there are a lot of unanswered questions about marijuana and driving.feedback

Matt Moore

We believe that the data is saying that crash risk has increased in these states and those crash risks are associated with the legalization of marijuana.feedback

Lewis Koski

Marijuana is unique because it's so front and center in the public eye.feedback

Jack McDevitt

Searches where you don't find something are really negative towards a community. Have a police officer search your car is really like, Why are they doing this to me?' And you get more pissed off. If you're trying to do relationship building, it's not a good thing to do a lot of searches.feedback

Jack Glaser

As long as police officers (like the rest of us) hold implicit or explicit stereotypes associating minorities with crime, they will perceive minorities as more suspicious.feedback

Matt Moore

In states that passed legislation approving the recreational use of marijuana, the data showed that there was a strong indicator that marijuana was a factor in considering the rise of claims. We looked at the correlation of states with similar insurance claim frequencies, and the states we chose had the highest correlation.feedback

Jason Adedoyte

Our study focused on deaths and actually found what we expected going into this. Back in 2012 some argued that people would ride around in their cars, crash and die. Our study proved that isn't true.feedback

Matt Moore

We're concerned about impaired driving in general. Marijuana just layers on top of other impairments like alcohol.feedback

Mason Tvert

There's no clear evidence that marijuana is a factor. It's going to take several years and studies before we can determine that.feedback

Matt Moore

We're concerned about what we're seeing. We see strong evidence of an increased crash risk in states that have approved recreational marijuana sales. Colorado has had legal pot sales the longest and it is showing the greatest effect. Meanwhile, Oregon has had pot sales for the shortest amount of time, so its increase is the lowest, but that could change over time.feedback

Rand Paul

I think we shouldn't restrict research into any drugs looking for a potential health benefit. I think right now with marijuana being Schedule I, it's very hard to do research. So one of the good aspects is changing to Schedule II so we can actually do more research on what might help people.feedback

Lisa Murkowski

I voted against the legalization, but our state voted overwhelmingly to support it. And so what I've been trying to do is figure out a way to respect what the state has done, both with medical marijuana and with recreational use. And right now it's very confusing.feedback

Corey Booker

I served with Senator Sessions. He never hid his belief that he wanted to make sure marijuana stayed illegal, even in medical cases. In his letter he misrepresents the facts by talking about this being a historical moment of crisis in terms of marijuana. Almost like he's confusing the opioid crisis, which actually medical marijuana is one way to alleviate that crisis. So we have someone who is demonstrating ignorance of the facts, no compassion when it comes to families that are suffering.feedback

Rand Paul

You know we have a lot of terminal patients who want the right to try certain medications. We also have a lot of patients who may not necessarily be terminal but are very sick and may have an incurable disease, and they do get some benefit from marijuana. People with nausea, people with wasting [syndrome], people with seizures. The bottom line is... it's kind of crazy that OxyContin is Schedule II and marijuana is Schedule I. That doesn't make any sense.feedback

Kenton Brine

It would appear, probably not to anyone's surprise, that the use of marijuana contributes to crashes. It would be difficult to say that marijuana is a definitive factor, lacking a citation, in a significant number of crashes to say that what we're seeing here is a trend.feedback

Rob Rowe

Because marijuana is illegal under federal law, banks accepting any money associated with its sale could be investigated for money laundering.feedback

Mason Tvert

It's one thing to take a position about making marijuana legal. It's something different to say these businesses should be able to be bank legitimately.feedback

Eugene Jimenez

They can get pretty creative. We've found crystal meth in gas tanks, marijuana made to look like watermelons and limes. You name it.feedback

Kayvan Khalatbari

There are so many snake oil salesmen out there trying to sell you their LEDs. So you are bound to be suspicious. The cannabis industry gets undue blame for being wasteful. We are trying to overcome the stigma.feedback

Amy Andrle

The range we have is like having whiskeys and beers alongside Chardonnay. There's a new demographic looking to cannabis, such as baby boomers who realise they don't need to take Ambien to get to sleep anymore.feedback

Amy Andrle

The cannabis industry is often pigeonholed as being very heavy users of resources. It's true we do have those needs but we are being evaluated against agriculture that's been around for hundreds of years. No-one could really do the research on lighting or other technology until we could step into the light with legalization, the innovation since then has been astounding.feedback

Emily Backus

It won't quite be like Amsterdam cafes but it will allow consumption in certain permitted places. People are interested to see how it goes. Most people think that cannabis is part of the fabric now, that it's a business that isn't going away.feedback

Stephanie Klapstein

We hope for a quick response from those who are seeking exclusivity in marijuana distribution. We are committed to ensuring that the vote of the people to provide for the legal purchase of marijuana from a strictly regulated market will proceed on July 1.feedback

Stephanie Klapstein

We do not have any qualified liquor wholesale dealers to license as marijuana distributors at this time.feedback

Corey Booker

The fact is our marijuana laws in America are broken. They are savagely broken, and the jagged pieces are hurting American people. I dare him to sit down with families and listen to their stories and then pursue a policy like he's advocating for now.feedback

Earl Gray

We have him ignoring his commands. He's got a gun. He might be the robber. He's got marijuana in his car. Those are the things in Officer Yanez's head.feedback

David Kerr

We think this tells us more about the people who binge drink than about the effects of alcohol itself. Those who binge drink may be more open to marijuana use if it is easy to access, whereas those who avoid alcohol for cultural or lifestyle reasons might avoid marijuana regardless of its legal status.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I will treat this provision consistently with my constitutional responsibility to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.feedback

Vaughan Rees

They're integrating their branding into the Native American community, and they're promoting the idea that these products are safe, and something that everybody does, and that changes social norms. That makes the job of the people whose mission to reduce the introduction of drugs or other potentially risky behavior more difficult.feedback

Vaughan Rees

These are the battles we're going to have to fight as the cannabis industry spreads its tentacles. It just makes me sick.feedback

Theda Newbreast

In my lifetime and my 35 years working in public health across Native country, I've never seen anybody use cannabis for ceremony. I've seen peyote, and in a ceremonial context, that can do a lot of good. But I've also seen it abused.feedback

Theda Newbreast

We have so much trauma. The taking of our land, loss of our languages, poverty, violence, sexual abuse from the boarding-school days–because of it, we are super vulnerable. We have a much higher propensity to addiction.feedback

Theda Newbreast

When it comes to any sort of medicine, whether pain pills or cannabis or tobacco, it has to be administered with compassion. In order for it to help, it has to be done with love.feedback

Taylor West

It's going to take an act of Congress to clear up some of these contradictions between state and federal law. These paraphernalia laws are outdated. Keeping kids safe should be more important than outdated regulations.feedback

Taylor West

The whole point of this product is to minimize harm to [children] that we're trying to protect.feedback

Francisco Babín

There is no doubt that cannabis is a trendy drug right now. The risk perception of cannabis is very low. In Spain we have lived through a heroin epidemic in the eighties, a cocaine epidemic in the late nineties and we dealt with them. I think society will only realize the potential harm of cannabis in the future when those that are now abusing the drug will seek help.feedback

Laurent Laniel

It seems that Spain is a particular target for these organizations but it is not the only one. This production, we think, again, we cannot be 100 per cent certain, but it seems that most of the production is exported out of Spain and sold in other cannabis markets for example in France, in UK, maybe in Sweden… depending on the country these organizations are targeting.feedback

Laurent Laniel

Cannabis resin has always been a very plentiful product in Spain, like in France, or Italy, and it is also the case that now the herb is more frequent that cannabis resin. So in this sense Spain is part of a general European trend. As a result of the previous trend Europe is becoming a larger producer of cannabis than it used to be in the past. The growing of cannabis is becoming a business in many countries and Spain it seems is certainly one of those which has recently been taken in this movement very strongly.feedback

Laurent Laniel

There is a whole range of actors for cannabis production (in Spain) like in the rest of Europe; small growers grow for themselves and their friends, but we think most of the plants seized come from commercial plantations owned by people who are organized criminals. This can be a Spanish based organization producing for the Spanish market, but we know by qualitative information that we get from the Spanish police and several other sources that there are also foreign organizations operating in Spain.feedback

Jeff Sessions

I believe it would be unwise for Congress to restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions, particularly in the midst of an historic drug epidemic and potentially long-term uptick in violent crime. The Department, must be in a position to use all laws available to combat the transnational drug organizations and dangerous drug traffickers who threaten American lives.feedback

Simon Pope

The lighting equipment alone seized from the site cost in the region of £140,000 and the setup was capable of producing a crop every six weeks.feedback

Simon Pope

In addition to the growing rooms, there were drying rooms, nurseries and living quarters for the growers – it was a sophisticated set up with an illegal connection to the mains electrical supply.feedback

Simon Pope

This was an enormous discovery for our Local Priority Team – I believe it was the biggest cannabis factory we've ever had in Wiltshire and the South West region. The isolated and secure nature of the location made the warrant particularly challenging. The bunker itself had approximately 20 rooms inside over two floors, and almost every single room had been converted for the wholesale production of cannabis.feedback

Simon Pope

The lighting equipment alone seized from the site cost in the region of £140,000 and the set-up was capable of producing a crop every 6 weeks. In all it took approximately 10 days to completely search and clear the site.feedback

Richard A. Dietl

I like medical marijuana and I'd like to explore the fact of recreational marijuana in this city. I never seen a guy smash a bottle over somebody's head high on pot.feedback

John Hickenlooper

We worked very hard to reduce red tape, to try to attract young entrepreneurs. We have over 2,000 companies that do either renewable energy or clean tech. In the short term, more than 60, 000 employees. We have always been the world leader in, not just business, but all kinds of issues. We don't see more people doing more marijuana in Colorado after legalization. It's through a regulated process now. But we haven't seen a big spike in teenage consumption, we haven't seen a big spike in any consumption.feedback

Darryl Hill

The way minorities get into the game is they need top management, technical expertise and money. If Jordan is involved, there's automatic respect and credibility when it comes to raising money.feedback

Jordan Harris

Maryland is a blueprint for Pennsylvania for what not to do. There should be additional efforts put in place to ensure that groups that have been marginalized could be a part of this brand new industry. For years, people of color have been arrested and incarcerated for participating in this industry. The least we can do is to make sure they are included now that we want to make it legal.feedback

Wanda James

In Colorado, if you sell 10 pounds of cannabis today, you probably get written up in Forbes about what a great businessperson you are, but if a young black man sells a dime bag on a street corner in Alabama, he's probably going to jail for 10 years.feedback

Darryl Hill

Here's a drug that for years has been the bane of the minority community, sending young people to jail by the boatloads. Now, it could be a boon to these communities, but minorities have been left out. Before you can sell marijuana, someone has to be growing some.feedback

Jesce Horton

It's really a slap in the face to communities who have been targeted. A lot of people see these as racist regulations. These are fear-based tactics by legislators who are more than willing to go along with the business interests sitting in the room.feedback

Adam Levin

It's an exciting day. We have really the largest brand in cannabis, really the trusted brand, that we've been able to acquire at a time when obviously legalization trends are burgeoning and the industry as a whole is exploding. It was much more of a crazy, burgeoning pot smuggler magazine when it originated. We're the Wine Aficionado of the cannabis industry.feedback

Tim Farron

First and foremost you prevent the passage that the evidence suggests around the world from people using softer drugs, shall we say, onto harder drugs. Cause you build a wall if you like. If you regulate it you can control it. I wouldn't propose to do something controversial like this if the evidence didn't suggest that all of our children would be more safe than they currently are and the criminal gangs under more threat then they currently are. Let's follow the evidence.feedback

Tim Farron

Now it's very easy for politicians to just cave in. You know you ask difficult questions like this which you're absolutely right to ask, and so politicians will ignore what you really could do to minimise harm and maximise harm to those who are the criminals and you ignore that. We chose instead to be rational and look at the evidence. And the evidence suggests that if you regulate the market then you can make sure that you protect people.feedback

Tim Farron

So out there on the streets the evidence suggests that it is the availability of skunk, a very strong strain of cannabis that does potentially have a link to psychosis, that is being sold.feedback

Gabriel Kahn

The marijuana business is increasingly becoming professionalized and mainstream. That opens up a space for a news outfit to lay claim to being the voice of the industry and establish credibility. Any publication that can pull that off can create a lasting business.feedback

David Shulkin

There may be some evidence that this is beginning to be helpful and we're interested in looking at that and learning from that. Right now, federal law does not prevent us at VA to look at that as an option for veterans ... I believe that everything that could help veterans should be debated by Congress and by medical experts and we will implement that law. As you know, many of these challenges have been decades in building. Our accountability processes are clearly broken.feedback

Patrice Ribeiro

It is a good idea that takes into account reality. Most police officers who stop consumers tell them to throw the joint away and then let them go.feedback

Christophe Castaner

Is the system effective? No. What is important today is to be efficient and above all to free up time for our police so they can focus more on essential matters.feedback

Kathy Wright

Legalizing and removing the criminalization of marijuana would allow us to put funding into much-needed community services.feedback

Marianne Bays

He's uneducatable. He has a bias. Every step of the way he's pushed back on marijuana legalization. Maybe those savings could be put toward things like dealing with the opioid epidemic.feedback

Jake Van Wingerden - SunMed

AMM is simply not qualified to deliver high-quality medical cannabis to patients, and the Circuit Court should not let a failed out-of-state company cause even further delays in Maryland's medical cannabis program.feedback

Katie Partlow

I went to a few other cannabis events before, where it's just really loud music, or the main activity is a bong-ripping contest. It feels flat and awkward. I try to start with creating a space where I know people are going to be welcome and comfortable.feedback

Allison Hendershot

If it helps, we're happy. I think people hear 'cannabis' or that it comes from marijuana and immediately there's a stigma attached to it.feedback

Orrin Devinsky

This is the first solid, rigorously obtained scientific data that a marijuana compound is safe and effective for this problem, . Opiates kill over 30,000 Americans a year, alcohol kills over 80,000 a year. And marijuana, as best we know, probably kills less than 50 people a year.feedback

John Hudak - The Brookings Institution

Who have the type of background and skill sets that lend themselves to be highly useful in an industry like this: lobbying, consulting, finance, operations.feedback

Jeanine Moss

What other industry is growing so fast there's the opportunity and low cost of entry? Entrenched opportunities already have their systems set up. This hasn't been created yet.feedback

Lyn Kusher

I've always grown plants and flowers and herbs, because I like growing. This is the first time in my life I can completely support myself and my lifestyle.feedback

Jeanine Moss

Everyone was pulling baggies out of their Gucci and Louis Vuitton purses, and I thought, Why are we sneaking around like guilty teenagers?feedback

Jane Heatley

I thought, for the last stage of my life, I'd like to do something to give back. How much of a glow can you get from a real estate transaction? If someone would have told me 12 years ago that I'd be an advocate for cannabis, I'd say, You've been smoking too much. I get so much gratification from this work, and it's so rewarding to see people get healed. My life is better than ever. I'm healthy, and I'm starting a new business at 69.feedback

Nancy Whiteman

In a lot of other industries, there are hundreds of years of history of who is successful and who is not, and there are glass ceilings to be broken. But there's no norm here. Everyone is figuring it out together.feedback

Orrin Devinsky

Cannabidiol is the major non-psychoactive compound present in cannabis or marijuana. In this study, we were giving a compound CBD which has no high-producing or psychoactive properties. The drug we gave was derived from cannabis or marijuana but it really should not be confused with the medical marijuana that would be obtained from dispensaries in the 44 U.S. states that have approved it. Those typically contain combinations of THC with CBD and many other compounds.feedback

Orrin Devinsky

It's hard to portray how serious and devastating this is. Quite remarkably, 5 percent of the children in the active treatment group with CBD were completely seizure free during the 14 weeks of the trial. And these were kids who were often having dozens of seizures, if not many more than that per week. Side-effects were generally mild or moderate in severity, with the most common being vomiting, fatigue and fever. There's no doubt for some children this is just been an incredibly effective and game changing medication for them.feedback

Orrin Devinsky

These are some of the children I care for [who] were in wheelchairs, were barely able to open their eyes in an office visit and really showed no emotion and … now they come in, they're walking, they're smiling, they're interactive. It's like a different human being in front of you.feedback

Jenny Ziolkowski

We got a phone call from the school saying that Jack had had a massive seizure on his first day of first grade. He was having seizure after seizure and they couldn't stop the seizures, and they couldn't figure out what was causing them so he was just hooked up to all these machines and wires. He couldn't walk, he couldn't talk, he couldn't feed himself and he couldn't do any of those things. That was like a miracle. I mean ... we were actually able to see him grow and make progress. He got a skateboard for his 13th birthday three weeks ago.feedback

Samuel Berkovic

This trial represents the beginning of solid evidence for the use of cannabinoids in epilepsy. For 3,800 years, healers and physicians have been prescribing cannabis and documented that use to treat epilepsy. After nearly 4,000 years we for the first time have vigorous scientific data that a compound from cannabis works to treat epilepsy.feedback

Orrin Devinsky

The CBD binds with a novel receptor in the brain and thereby dampens down too much electrical activity. It seems to be a relatively unique mechanism of action that's not shared by any of the existing seizure medications.feedback

Justin Glover

The important thing for us is that patients like this deserve a pharmaceutical solution.feedback

Orrin Devinsky

Medical marijuana has been documented as a treatment for epilepsy going back to 3,800 years ago.feedback

Len Saunders

It used to be one or two cases like that a year. Now I am seeing one or two cases a week.feedback

Jacob Lamont

I wouldn't be able to survive here if I didn't have international travelers.feedback

Jaime Ruiz

A violation, conspiracy to violate, or simply an attempt to violate any U.S. state, federal, or any foreign government controlled substance law renders a foreign national inadmissible to the United States.feedback

Orrin Devinsky

We now have solid, rigorous scientific evidence that in this specific syndrome, cannabidiol is effective at reducing seizures. This is not a panacea. We just have to be humble. People have jumped to the idea that cannabis-based products are natural and therefore they work well, and all these anecdotes support that. There's a lot of belief, and not a lot of science.feedback

Helen Cross

There was a lot of interest on the internet three to four years ago. This is cannabidiol. It is not the oils that are available over the internet and the results cannot be ascribed to that. Families should not be feeling this is something they should be able to get [for themselves]. This is a pharmaceutical product. Probably, yes.feedback

Adam Eidinger

It's just an explosion of entrepreneurship. These people finding creative ways of getting cannabis into people's hands are not bad people. But a lot of what they're doing is a legal question mark, at best. What can I say, I'm 75 years old and still enjoy using Viagra and marijuana.feedback

Matt Simon

It's a slower and difficult process. But the reality is that prohibition has failed in Vermont, and the majority of Vermonters are ready to move on with a new approach. The fact that Massachusetts and Maine are both moving forward with legalization and expected to have retail stores open next year is part of what's accelerated the conversation in Vermont. Does it make sense to continue punishing those people? Probably not.feedback

Eli Harrington

I'll tell you with 80 percent confidence he won't sign the bill but let it become law. But policy makers and advocates who want to have a good cannabis paradigm in their state need to be proactive. The tipping point has happened, cannabis is building schools, not killing people.feedback

David Zuckerman

We would have a far better handle on the use of this product if it were in a legal and regulated system. We'd have a cleaner product. We'd have money for all forms of impaired driving interdiction, resources for opiate or any form of drug addiction treatment, and money for higher education and economic development, which is the best method of drug abuse prevention.feedback

Emily Paxhia

We take everything that is happening from the top down in the regulatory environment very seriously. We are not sure what the administration is going to do…. It makes us really think carefully about the types of investments we are placing and whether or not it stays in the United States or moves abroad.feedback

Christie Lunsford

I am concerned about what I am hearing, but we've been through several administrations at this point and this is a matter of states's rights. I think the impact we will see coming out of Washington, D.C. is fewer investors coming into the space... fewer people launching businesses direct to the plant – cultivation, dispensing and manufacturing. That's where you're going to see people not wanting to enter the cannabis space.feedback

Patrick Rea

The Trump Administration has not yet changed our strategy, because there's been a lot of rhetoric but not a lot of action. A lot of investors are becoming more aware that they have an impact on what the administration might decide or not decide to do based on how they present themselves as a business-friendly environment, creating jobs and having positive effects on society.feedback

Ryan Wileman

Before the new administration I was selling a lot of bags, and now that they're in, I am still selling a lot of bags. I think that no matter what, people have a need to keep that smell discreet.feedback

Jeff Sessions

I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that's only slightly less awful. Our nation needs to say clearly, once again, that using drugs will destroy your life.feedback

Jim McElwain

If there are some issues, find help. If it becomes habitual, then there are some consequences. ...?If it becomes one of those deals through the counseling hasn't worked and that kind of stuff, then there will be some harder consequences, and yet those haven't come up yet.feedback

Carlos Curbelo

This is an issue of fundamental fairness that legal, licensed, American businesses that are involved in legitimate trade are not allowed to deduct their business expenses. It's fundamentally wrong, it's unfair and it has to change. These are the types of businesses that we should be promoting, because they're doing business the right way, under the law, consistent with their state's regulations.feedback

Earl Blumenauer

We've had to have legislative intervention even with the Obama administration. I think the facts are that last fall more people voted for marijuana, in the nine states that it was on the ballot, than Donald Trump. There were millions of Trump supporters who voted for it. The public, in the most important public opinion polls – at the ballot box – have reaffirmed it.feedback

Chelsea Hopkins

Most small business owners are driving $20,000 or $30,000 in cash once a month up to the capital to pay their tax bill. Honestly I didn't expect as much welcoming as we've received her. There are a lot of people on our side whether they're Republicans or Democrats. That was definitely a little bit shocking to me.feedback

Tim Farron

Take the issue of abortion. Personally I wish I could argue it away. Abortion is wrong. Society has to climb down from the position that says there is nothing objectionable about abortion before a certain time. If abortion is wrong, it is wrong at any time. Looking back on them I may not have explained myself terribly well but I support safe and legal access to abortion. I may not have expressed myself terribly well 10 years ago but I was pro-choice then and I am pro-choice now.feedback

Amanda Feilding

There was a group of older undergraduates who had been in the Korean War, and in their university lodgings they gave me a smoke of cannabis. I remember it vividly – Ray Charles was playing, and I heard the music so deeply that I felt moved.feedback

Mark Emma

The boy goes to the car to get out of the rain, and while he is there by himself, finds the marijuana candy and ends up eating some of it – a piece or two – and ends up getting sick. [The bag] had a small marijuana leaf in the corner, but a kid is not going to know what that is.feedback

Dana Rohrabacher

I think there are a lot of people running around trying to paint the president into a corner on this.feedback

Tom Angell

Essentially [Trump is] saying he reserves the right to ignore this congressionally approved provision.feedback

Ian Prior

The Department of Justice must be in a position to use all laws available to combat the transnational drug organizations and dangerous drug traffickers who threaten American lives.feedback

Miley Cyrus

I took part in a photoshoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed. I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about. As long as [marijuana] isn't illegal, there are far more dangerous things. And it's legal in the state of California. So I'm happy to live in California, a place where you can be whoever you want to be.feedback

Julian Huppert

It generates significant health problems and vast profits for organised crime. The current approach is a disaster for young people, whose mental and physical health is being harmed by an increasingly potent product. There are no age checks, and no controls on quality or strength. Skunk' is widespread and the only ID you need to buy it is a £20 note. Successive governments have ceded total control of a significant public health problem to organised crime. The honest and pragmatic response is to take responsibility for this situation and regulate the market.feedback

Jeff Sessions

We're returning to the enforcement of the laws as passed by Congress. Plain and simple, if you are a drug trafficker, we will not look the other way. We will not be willfully blind to your misconduct. We are talking about, for example, a kilogram of heroin -- that's 10,000 doses of heroin on the streets. Five kilograms of cocaine, 10,000 kilograms of marijuana. These are not low-level drug offenders we in the federal courts are focusing on. These are drug dealers, and you drug dealers are going to prison.feedback

Henry Rollins

I never did drugs, really. I tried acid a few times, smoked marijuana once. I just never liked any of it. I would've rather drank a liter of paint.feedback

Eric Sarlin

The most striking finding was that legally protected marijuana dispensaries (LMDs) were associated with lower rates of dependence on prescription opioids, and deaths due to opioid overdose, than would have been expected based on prior trends. On the other side of the ledger, however, LMDs also were associated with higher rates of recreational marijuana use and increased potency of illegal marijuana.feedback

Jeff Sessions

We can turn the tide against drugs and addiction again in America just like we did previously. We have proven that education and telling people the truth about drugs and addiction will result in better choices. Drug use will fall. Lives will be saved. Less money will be going into cartels and the drug gangs, weakening them. Give me a break. You know, this is the kind of argument that has been made out there. Almost a desperate attempt to defend the harmlessness of marijuana. ... I doubt that's true. Maybe science will prove I'm wrong. My best view is we don't need to be legalizing marijuana.feedback

Michael Bloomfield

This means that the possibility of doctors potentially prescribing, cannabis THC or similar compounds for memory problems in older people is still a long way off.feedback

Lesley Collins

I am so very sorry this has happened. I hate myself and my part in it. It's overwhelming. I hope you can have some understanding how bewildered I am. It's despicable. I didn't know I had done it. I was drunk.feedback

Andras Bilkei-Gorzo

If we can rejuvenate the brain so that everybody gets five to 10 more years without needing extra care then that is more than we could have imagined. Chronic, low-dose treatment with THC or cannabis extracts could be a potential strategy to slow down or even to reverse cognitive decline in the elderly.feedback

Michael Bloomfield

What is particularly exciting about this research is that it opens up a whole new chemical system, the endocannabinoid system, as a potential target for new avenues of research, which could include illnesses like dementia. However, we are still in very early days and further research is needed.feedback

Bernette Johnson

As a practical matter, in light of the inconsequential amount of marijuana found, imprisoning defendant for this extreme length of time at a cost of about $23,000 per year (costing our state over $400,000 in total) provides little societal value and only serves to further burden our financially strapped state and its tax payers. Legally, the state proved nothing more than simple possession of marijuana in this case.feedback

Chris Christie

The reason why it hasn't gotten the response it's gotten in other states is because ours is a truly medical-based program for only people who have true illnesses that require medical marijuana.feedback

Logan Freedman

From what our data is showing us, country music does have the most drug mentions and a lot of the country songs do speak about marijuana quite a bit. Country music stations aren't going to play a lot of songs mentioning marijuana. Another thing that is really important here is outlaw country, which isn't big on the radio, but there are a lot of artists who make their own albums. The thing I wasn't really expecting was the nosedive around 2013. Music, all type of music, is really, really, straying away from mentioning drugs.feedback

Justin Strekal

We're just trying to be vigilant and make sure that we're informing our supporters and elected officials ... [that] we don't have protections and it's imperative that Congress take action.feedback

Andy Harris

I oppose [the provision], because marijuana is illegal under federal law. He should enforce federal law.feedback

Manuel Martin

It was a turning point. It is a blessing from God to be here and be able to register. What's more, we can buy it in pharmacies with a guarantee of quality, not just buy any old thing in the streets.feedback

Marcos Ferreira

This is a great step forward in the evolution as citizens. Uruguay is innovating to see if we get results.feedback

Bruce Springsteen

In rock bands, you're in your Twenties, you're with all these misfits, and everyone is crazy – that's the people who are drawn to the field. People are hitting one another, fighting, getting thrown in jail, and you're trying to bail them out. Then you bail one guy out and another guy's going to jail. [They're] leaving marijuana plants on the front seat of their car, the car gets towed away, they go to the cops and say, My car was stolen,' and they get thrown right back in jail. These things are going on constantly and every day. A gentle controlling hand is not such a bad thing.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Tuck's a bit mellow today, because for your safety, I have been testing the strength of some of George Soros' patented mind-control marijuana.feedback

Roger Goodell

[W]e've been studying that through our advisors. To date, they haven't said, This is a change we think you should make that is in the best interest of the health and safety of our players.' If they do, we're certainly going to consider that. But to date, they haven't really said that. Listen, you're ingesting smoke, so that's not usually a very positive thing that people would say. It does have addictive nature. There are a lot of compounds in marijuana that may not be healthy for the players long-term. All of those things have to be considered.feedback

Roger Goodell

We look at it from a medical standpoint. So if people feel that it has a medical benefit, the medical advisers have to tell you that. We have joint advisers, we also have independent advisers, both the NFLPA and the NFL, and we'll sit down and talk about that. But we've been studying that through our advisers. To date, they haven't said this is a change we think you should make that's in the best interests of the health and safety of our players. If they do, we're certainly going to consider that. But to date, they haven't really said that.feedback

Allen Peake

We now have, for all practical purposes, a distribution network where we will funnel this product to families who are properly registered with the state and have the legal right to possess up to 20 ounces. All we want to do is provide medicine to a family who can benefit from it and see the quality of their life change every single day. Quite frankly, I don't know how the product gets here.feedback

Mary Gaston

I can still hear the impact. There's a perception that marijuana does not impair you like alcohol does. That you can smoke a couple joints, eat a couple of brownies and go out and drive. That's not true, you are impaired.feedback

Steve Bullock

When it comes to marijuana, and marijuana for medicinal purposes – which Montana has – I think the attorney general is dang near a decade late. That cat is kind of out of the bag. We've been spending a lot of time in our legislature saying: Let's look at our overall correctional system.feedback

Bill Blair

One of the great injustices in this country is the disparity and the disproportionality of the enforcement of these laws and the impact it has had on minority communities, Aboriginal communities and those in our most vulnerable neighbourhoods.feedback

Adam Eidinger

Meaningful marijuana legislation is something that a majority of Americans are demanding.feedback

Ricardo Harvin

Congress approved our federal law, it is federally legal [to possess] marijuana in the District of Columbia. So remember that as you come in to arrest us.feedback

Natalie De Leon

I felt like a human being and who I really was. And that's why I fight so hard for cannabis, especially for soldiers and fellow veterans.feedback

Nikolas Schiller

We believe that the US Capitol Police made politically motivated arrests.feedback

Brendan O'Hare

This is a unique and unusual situation. Whatever the rights and wrongs, we had a child here who had benefitted and the child's welfare was paramount. On that basis I issued a prescription and letter.feedback

Rama Mayo

He has so much knowledge. We bring him the product, and he's not even smelling it – just holding it in his hand and telling me about it without even putting it to his face. And his eyes are closed!feedback

Roger van Zandt

Anybody can go on [global trade site] Alibaba and find a supplier and put your name on it, and a lot of those companies have. It's completely flooded with people that do that because they don't focus on the brand. They just think, Oh we're gonna put out this pen and make a million dollars. We're in the picks and shovels business.feedback

Rama Mayo

I think it's the same no matter what the product is, whether it's cannabis or not. The kids know what's up. They know if you're getting paid to sell something or if you really love it. It's our goal to find artists and brands who really love each other. You want to find someone who actually uses the product, whose friends use the product, who's down with the community.feedback

Roger van Zandt

We have 12 celebrity endorsements. We've done over 35 videos, product integrations. We're carried by the biggest distributors in the nation, and so we're in all major storefronts, so when someone is in the market for a vaporizer, we hope that they'll choose ours because of all the different places that they've seen it.feedback

Rama Mayo

You're gonna see a Two-Buck Chuck, and also the most expensive shit of all time. You're gonna see vineyards built around it. Sommeliers. The distribution is kind of similar. I'm not even joking. It's insane money.feedback

Susannah Grossman

The workplace wasn't an environment where you could be open about it. But there's something about the THC in sativa strains that I enjoy. It lifts my spirits – gives me a sense of playfulness.feedback

Allan Frankel

I'd been depressed and cannabis stopped the depression, . It gave me something to look forward to. My brain was turned on.feedback

Susannah Grossman

It took quite a while to find what works. I'm currently taking a tincture that's 5 mg of both THChc and CBD. Then I'll take a puff of a certain strain three or four times a day, if I'm feeling at the end of my runway, or if I'm about to go into a meeting where I need a fresh perspective.feedback

Dustin Sulak

Our bodies are already working to prevent dementia, reduce inflammation, and respond to any pathological process. If we can enhance the functioning of that system with a little bit of extra THC, we can benefit. I discovered that most people have a certain threshold of cannabis. Below it they'll experience a gradual increase in health benefits, and above it they'll start building tolerance, experiencing diminishing benefits and more side effects, like short term memory loss and clumsiness. I can't tell you your perfect dose, but I can teach you how to find it for yourself.feedback

Susannah Grossman

I had a major fear that I wouldn't be able to write or work. I'd slack off and produce less. But it's been just the opposite. Microdosing has helped me focus and accomplish more.feedback

Allan Frankel

A quarter of my patients are taking less than 3 mg of THC a day.feedback

Dustin Sulak

You're saving money. If you're a smoker, you're saving smoke exposure to your lungs, and having less side effects.feedback

Dustin Sulak

You repeat this process over the next few days, increasing the dose by small increments. When you reach a point where you feel a difference after consuming, you've found your minimal effective dose. You've established your therapeutic range, and can take the minimum dose. That's all – that's the magic time when tolerance gets re-set. The idea that THC is recreational and CBD is medical is far from true. THC, milligram for milligram, has a much greater therapeutic effect than CBD. You could treat pain with 3 mg of THC, but it might take 15 to 30 mg of CBD to attain the same relief.feedback

Earl Blumenauer

Ask Me Anything. We've pointed out repeatedly in the press and with advocate groups that marijuana got more votes than Donald Trump last November and that the American people are on our side.feedback

Steve DeAngelo

Towards the end of the 17th Century, the Catholic Church caught wind of this and banned cannabis, spreading rumors that people who used it were in communion with the devil and would go crazy.feedback

Steve DeAngelo

When you look at the number of people who can benefit from the medical use of cannabis and the number of people who are actually benefiting from it, there's a gap of millions upon millions of people who are suffering needlessly. There's a great deal of activist work that still needs to be done.feedback

Balram Vaswani

I could see April 20th becoming an official holiday worldwide as marijuana continues to decriminalize and legalize around the world.feedback

Derek Peterson - Terra Tech

It's a pretty specific skill set, and over time I expect the recreational marijuana will shape up with celebrity cultivators like celebrity chefs.feedback

W. David Bradford

It is plausible that forgoing medications with known safety, efficacy, and dosing profiles in favor of marijuana could be harmful under some circumstances.feedback

W. David Bradford

This decision was made despite the substantial and growing evidence that the requirements for Schedule I status involving 'no currently accepted medical uses' are no longer met by marijuana.