The Senate Leader said: "I will use my clout as Majority Leader to make this [legislation] a priority in the Senate. … It makes eminent sense to legalize marijuana."
Investigators concluded, "In summary, we find no evidence to support the presumption that cannabis consumption leads to a decline in neurocognitive ability."
Researchers reported that adolescents who suffered from depression were more likely to use cannabis later in life, not vice-versa.
In two states – Colorado and Oregon – alcohol purchased decreased compared to control states. In Washington, sales of spirits increased compared to control states.
The adjunctive use of cannabis extracts was associated with reductions in patients’ nausea and vomiting, and also with improvements in subjects’ overall quality of life.
Sixty-six percent of respondents perceived cannabis to be "much more effective" than prescription drugs and 86 percent said that it possessed a more favorable side-effect profile.