Have you smoked? Do you smoke? Do you want to smoke?
That is recreational use of marijuana.
When we open the discussion to medical marijuana, it becomes something completely different. Medical marijuana users, patients, are not chasing your Friday, Saturday night buzz, but are just trying to make it through the day; less pain, the desire to eat or the ability to ease a traumatic experience...
New relaxed marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado have helped lead to new policies by the U.S. Justice Department, allowing states to regulate the drug, as long as they keep it away from children, the black market and off federal property.
It's a story that started in March of 2011, when federal agents raided many marijuana grow operations and dispensaries in Montana and arrested people who were growing pot in accordance with the state’s medical marijuana law. The story is now gaining traction, again, with Eric Stern's thoughts posted yesterday.