Medical marijuana patients are being pushed to sign up for ‘cannabis for the people’ program
Medical marijuana is facing an uphill battle as states continue to craft medical marijuana laws that will be less restrictive than the federal Controlled Substances Act.
The federal government has said it won’t interfere with state laws that allow medical marijuana, but medical marijuana advocates say it has no intention of letting states decide whether to make marijuana legal.
Medical marijuana is seeing a resurgence in the state and nation after years of slow growth, especially among younger people who have never used cannabis or other drugs.
In the last decade, the number of medical marijuana patients nationwide has nearly doubled from just over 4 million in 2011 to more than 7 million in 2017, according to the most recent numbers from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The number of state-legal medical marijuana programs has also increased dramatically in the last few years.
There are more than 70 medical marijuana dispensaries operating in the U.S., according to a 2017 report from the University of Michigan.
“It’s very exciting to see the rise of medical cannabis,” said Jessica Le, co-founder of the cannabis advocacy group Marijuana Policy Project, which advocates for the legalization of marijuana.
Le, who also serves as the executive director of the advocacy group Americans for Safe Access, said the federal government will continue to fight to keep marijuana illegal.
President Donald Trump has said the U,S.
will continue its war on drugs if marijuana is legalized, and that he would consider using the threat of federal arrest to block states from legalizing medical marijuana.
Le said the Trump administration has been clear that it does not support medical marijuana and has warned against the potential of federal intervention in states that allow it.
The DEA says it will not interfere with states that have chosen to allow medical use of marijuana and that it will continue enforcing federal law.
Some states have passed laws allowing medical marijuana to be used for certain conditions.
But it’s still illegal under federal law to grow, sell or give away marijuana.
That makes it difficult for the vast majority of medical users to find marijuana, and the federal drug agents are the ones enforcing it.
“We are concerned that we may see some states with the most liberal laws that do not have any federal intervention, which would be very worrisome,” said Le.
“If we see the feds trying to intervene in the states where medical marijuana is legal, we will not be able to fully utilize our resources and our resources will not fully be available to us.”
A few states are now taking steps to loosen the federal prohibition on marijuana, such as Oregon allowing medical use, allowing for people to grow their own marijuana, or allowing people with debilitating medical conditions to legally buy marijuana.
The Department of Justice is also cracking down on the so-called gray market, which is illegal sales by people who are not authorized to possess or sell the drug.
The agency said it will also take further action against companies that profit from the black market, including online drug sales.
In addition, the DEA is trying to crack down on online drug trafficking and online distribution of marijuana, which has grown exponentially over the last several years.
While the number and quality of medical pot dispensaries have continued to increase, the demand for marijuana is not keeping up.
A recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union found that about 3 million Americans use marijuana daily, but that the number who are eligible for the program has been decreasing since 2015.
And, as more states continue implementing their own medical marijuana policies, there is a growing realization that many of the benefits of medical use have been overstated.
A 2015 study by the Harvard School of Public Health and the University’s School of Health Policy and Management found that the overall number of people who had a positive marijuana test rose from about 4 million to 6 million between 2014 and 2017.
The majority of those positive tests were for minor marijuana use, and many patients were using marijuana as a recreational drug.
But that number has dropped to just under 3 million since 2018.
A study by Johns Hopkins University found that marijuana use in the United States is on the decline.
The study found that from 2014 to 2016, there was an overall decrease in the use of pot, but marijuana use among adults dropped by about 30 percent from about 1.3 million to about 1 million.