Friday was a bloody day for the cannabis sector and the weakness was concerning as it stems from comments regarding recreational cannabis delivered by Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer has reason to destroy the emerging domestic legal cannabis industry…his wife is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for National Wholesale Beer Distributor’s Association. Coincidence, think not!!
Meet the woman behind the Spice…Rebecca Spicer
“As chief communications officer, Rebecca Spicer manages NBWA’s communications strategy – including internal, membership and external communications – and executes key public relations strategies to advance the association’s advocacy priorities”
A Claim Not Supported by Intelligence
On Thursday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the President understands the value of medical cannabis for those in need, however, recreational cannabis or adult-use is an issue for the Department of Justice to provide further clarification.
Spicer seemed to link marijuana use to the opioid addiction crisis plaguing the United States. Despite his un-educated attempt to link cannabis use to opioid addiction, a Johns Hopkins report published in August 2014 determined that states with legal marijuana programs have fewer prescription overdose deaths.
In January 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine also released a review of 10,000 medical cannabis studies published since 1999. These data associated with these studies provide substantial evidence that supports the use of cannabis or its extracts for the treatment of chronic pain.
In November 2015, Forbes Magazine reported about a 60-Minutes episode that blamed the opioid crisis entirely on big pharmaceutical companies.
A Relationship to Look Into
Although there is no direct link between the National Wholesale Beer Distributor’s Association and Sean Spicer, it is easy to understand he would profit from the rollback of marijuana legalization.
Plus, the possibility of collusion is much more likely than claims by Spicer as he tried link marijuana use to the opioid addiction crisis plaguing the United States.