Following a legal request by Americans for Safe Access, the DEA removed “factually inaccurate” information from their website.
The DEA’s removal of these popular myths about cannabis from their website could mean the end of the Washington gridlock.
This is a victory for medical cannabis patients across the nation, who rely on cannabis to treat serious illnesses. The federal government now admits that cannabis is not a gateway drug, and doesn’t cause long-term brain damage, or psychosis. While the fight to end stigma around cannabis is far from over, this is a big first step.
-Steph Sherer, Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access
Our Take: Although this seems like a small victory, this is big news. Legislators and the public at large use the DEA’s site as a crutch to form talking points that inform legislation and public policy. In order to continue to shift public opinion about cannabis, it’s important for the industry to debunk the myths and stigma around it.