California, the first state to legalize medical marijuana 20 years ago, will vote in November on whether to legalize recreational use for people over the age of 21. With 39 million residents and the world’s 6th-largest economy, California’s status could resonate throughout the country. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Mike Taibbi reports.
As medical marijuana has become legal in much of the U.S., more senior citizens are starting to use it to manage pain and opioid addiction. In Arizona, one retired police officer overcame his own personal biases to become a medical cannabis coach. He now teaches some of the state’s elderly population how to use medical
Italy’s lone medical marijuana facility is controlled by the military, which officials say helps prevent patients from buying it on the black market. However, the government’s yield can’t keep up with an increasing demand, creating a shortages for cancer patients and others who need treatment. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.