Watch: The High Stakes Of America's War On Cannabis

Saying the contradictions surrounding America's medicinal cannabis industry are "absurd" is like saying, Ted Nugent is "a little trigger happy."

According to ProCon.org, an estimated two million Americans use cannabis medicinally. Yet, as John Hudak of the Brookings Institution notes, "Marijuana sits with substances like heroin and ecstasy as what the federal government considers the most dangerous drugs with absolutely no medicinal value."

Hudak describes the industry's state of legal limbo in this video. It's a follow-up to the Brookings Institution's recent call to reschedule cannabis. Check it out:

h/t Radio, ProCon

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Prime Minister-designate Boris Johnson has dabbled with illicit drugs in the past, but reforming the United Kingdom's antiquated cannabis laws probably won't be part of his future. On Monday it was officially announced that MP Boris Johnson had been elected as Leader of the Conservative Party, which means he will succeed outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May as the head of government. Johnson is expected to take a different approach to politics than his predecessor, but anyone hoping that he will push for national cannabis reform probably shouldn't hold their breath.

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