Medical Marijuana

When it comes to medical marijuana, voters in 12 states agree with Drew Carey that "People who need it should be able to get it--safely and easily." The feds, however, disagree. More than 10 years after California legalized medical marijuana, the DEA routinely raids medical marijuana dispensaries, depriving people of medicine that can help treat the effects of cancer, AIDS and other serious illnesses.


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"I think it's clear by now that the federal government needs to reclassify marijuana. People who need it should be able to get it—safely and easily," says The Price Is Right and Power of 10 host Drew Carey in a new Reason.tv video examining medical marijuana and the war on drugs.

One of the most outrageous consequences of the war on drugs is the federal crackdown on medical marijuana, which is used by patients to help treat the effects of cancer, glaucoma, HIV-AIDS, chronic pain and nausea, and other severe symptoms associated with serious illnesses. Medical marijuana prescribed by a physician is legal in 12 states, yet federal agents are raiding state-approved dispensaries and preventing patients from having safe access to this drug.

In Episode 2 of Reason.tv's Drew Carey Project, Drew takes a look at patients who need and use medical marijuana in California, and how the federal government is making their lives even worse.

Episode 1 of Reason.tv's Drew Carey Project, Gridlock, is here.