[FDA] Health official signals support for marijuana decriminalization

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb started the interview by explaining that the FDA has approved synthetic versions of cannabinoids and pharmaceutical-grade derivatives of marijuana—and arguing that those products are preferable to using botanical cannabis for medical purposes.

When the conversation turned to federal marijuana laws, Gottlieb drew a stark contrast between legalization and decriminalization… “Well, you know, there’s a difference between decriminalization and legalization,” Gottlieb responded. “There’s a very big difference. We could decriminalize the use of certain substances and the possession of certain substances and not move toward legalization and promotion of use.”

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 [FDA] Health official signals support for marijuana decriminalization
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