The Marijuana Debate

750px-MarijuanaA recent Gallup poll shows 58% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana.  Colorado and Washington have done so, and Californians are expected to vote on the question this year.  So might the Commonwealth follow their lead?  Sandy Hausman put that question to several lawmakers and filed this report.

While it is legal for Virginia pharmacies to fill prescriptions for marijuana to treat glaucoma and the side effects of cancer, Virginia pharmacists say they have no way to get the drug.  Ophthalmologists say there are better ways to treat glaucoma, and their academy finds no compelling evidence that marijuana is effective in controlling the disease.

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