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Viewpoint: Why Medical Marijuana Laws Are Not a Gateway to Adult Use Legislation

Insurance Journal

June 24, 2019

Author: William F. McDevitt

William F. McDevitt (Partner-Philadelphia) wrote an article published in the Insurance Journal on June 24, 2019, discussing why medical marijuana programs in the Mid-Atlantic states haven’t naturally led to legalization of adult use cannabis. In “Viewpoint: Why Medical Marijuana Laws Are Not a Gateway to Adult Use Legislation,” Bill enumerates what he thinks are some of the fundamental differences between medical marijuana and adult use cannabis that are concerning legislators in the region. “In September, legislators will have a new opportunity to seek support for legalization,” he concludes. “Over the summer, they will presumably attempt to convince their members that adult use, while different from medical use, can benefit their constituencies.” 

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