Just what did Gary Johnson mean?
Former New Mexico governor and one-time presidential candidate Gary Johnson is in the news after comments he made in an interview suggesting the marijuana might provide a cure for Ebola. Johnson is the president and CEO of Cannabis Sativa Inc., a company that produces medical and recreational marijuana.
Appearing on Monday with Fox News’ Stuart Varney, Johnson, a Libertarian, was asked by Varney about how the U.S. government is handling the Ebola crisis.
Johnson said his company believes marijuana can be used to treat Ebola and that government bureaucracy is preventing researchers from exploring the use of marijuana as a treatment for the deadly virus.
“We actually believe we have efficacy with regard to treating Ebola,” said Johnson, prompting Varney to interrupt him and seek clarification. He accused Johnson of overstating marijuana’s medicinal benefits to boost his company’s earning potential.