Growing Medical Marijuana Industry Sparks Debate in California

Mike O’Sullivan reports on the changing attitudes, the ongoing debate, and the thriving industry in medical marijuana in California.

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Tuesday, the American Medical Association, the nation’s largest organization of physicians, called for a review of the U.S. government’s classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical uses. Without endorsing clinical use of the drug, the group called for more research into its possible benefits. Fourteen U.S. states allow the use of marijuana for medical reasons. It remains illegal under federal law, but the Obama administration recently said it will not prosecute marijuana dispensaries that follow state laws.

 

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