Yesterday, a 10 year old boy was rushed to the hospital after getting his hands on cannabis infused gummy candy. The details are murky. The event happened in New York State where the medicinal cannabis laws are strict and availability is limited.
TheFreshToast.com published a revealing article about Roger Goodell and the NFL’s stance on medical marijuana while examining their current pain management techniques. NFL Players can have a bottle of Vicodin, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a gun and be in total compliance with NFL policy. Marijuana makes them criminals.
Last week the curmudgeonly blue blazer donning, old money Dallas cowboy’s owner, Jerry Jones, went full iconoclast and applied reason to the unreasonable. Jones, arguably more powerful in the NFL than commissioner Roger Goodell, argued at the owners meeting to “let them smoke pot”.
As with many issues, it’s difficult to tell exactly where President Trump stands. The opioid problem is no exception to that general rule. Given that Trump has no previous voting record, there is no way to do a balance sheet to see if words match actions. Trump, has often sounded compassionate about addiction, self-disclosing the loss of his brother to alcohol.
High Sobriety has unwittingly created a media splash. We always thought there would be interest, but never anticipated the media interest we have seen. The truth is, harm reduction isn’t new, we didn’t invent the wheel. In the era in which we live, where people die daily from addiction, we saw not only an opportunity but a moral imperative to try something different.