Former vice president Joe Biden questioned during a Las Vegas town hall this weekend whether marijuana might be a “gateway drug,” despite scant evidence to support that theory. In fact, all of the evidence actually points to the fact that medical marijuana is actually a substance that’s useful for helping people get off of other harmful drugs, like painkillers, for example. There are hundreds of examples. A new study published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine  found that medical cannabis can significantly reduce chronic pain without adverse effects, particularly among adults aged 65 and older. That’s just one example.

This is why Joe Biden’s comments make no sense, and it’s good to see Joe Rogan talking about it.