Ron Lanton III, Esq, president, True North Political Solutions, LLC, talks about using medical marijuana for the treatment of specialty conditions.
Lanton: Medical marijuana is another hot issue, as they say. A lot of specialty providers are getting into that and I understand why. There’s a lot of people that benefit from medical marijuana and a lot of states recognize that and are changing their laws. The problem is not with the state government, it’s with Congress.
Now, medical marijuana—or really marijuana—is still a schedule 1 [drug]. So, it is illegal. I think to really get over that hump and make it so that states do feel comfortable in making additional policies for medical marijuana, make sure that’s changed to a schedule 2. I know there’s a lot of medical marijuana or marijuana advocates in general talking about that change. I think that’s the first hurdle, but I don’t think that’s going to really stop any of the legislatures from passing laws to make sure that they can get access