There are many states with bans against things that are sold in other states. While many states allow marijuana and marijuana products to be sold in dispensaries, other states have banned it and do not allow the product to be shipped to any address in their state. In many of those states, lawmakers cite their safety concerns regarding marijuana as a drug that could potentially cause harm despite decades of studies and thousands of years of actual use that it is safer than alcohol and many legally prescribed drugs.
After the Supreme Court did the unthinkable and took away any guarantee of a woman’s right to choose in the United States, Attorney General Merrick Garland stopped them in their tracks in case they were considering a ban on the abortion pills for reasons of “safety” or “efficacy.”
According to Axios, Garland said that:
‘The Department strongly supports efforts by Congress to codify Americans’ reproductive rights, which it retains the authority to do. We also support other legislative efforts to ensure access to comprehensive reproductive services…And we stand ready to work with other arms of the federal government that seek to use their lawful authorities to protect and preserve access to reproductive care…In particular, the FDA has approved the use of the medication Mifepristone. States may not ban Mifepristone based on disagreement with the FDA’s expert judgment about its safety and efficacy.’
The announcement came within hours of the SCOTUS decision that women should have no rights over their own bodies.
Twitter had a big response to the statement by Attorney General Garland. Read some of their thoughts below: