GOP Lawmakers Call On Biden And Harris To End Silence On Cannabis Legalization

By Nicolas Jose Rodriguez

On Thursday, Republican lawmakers Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Don Young (R-AK), both co-chairs of the Congressional Hashish Caucus, sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris urging the administration to reschedule hashish less than federal legislation, reported Marijuana Minute.

The letter discusses the limits brought about by marijuana’s Agenda I classification, to the therapy of a huge array of individuals, like people struggling from most cancers as nicely as veterans with publish-traumatic pressure dysfunction (PTSD).

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Lawmakers Joyce and Youthful questioned the federal authorities for barring access to progressive, demonstrated (and in lots of instances) safer alternatives.

“As both legislative chambers go on to discussion the merits of different widespread-sense proposals on the problem of cannabis reform and a complete end to federal prohibition garners a lot more and more bipartisan assistance, your administration’s absence from these debates and deficiency of action, which is inconsistent with previous statements you have made on the topic, is of critical problems,” reads the letter.

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“Each day cannabis continues to be overly scheduled, people and scientists throughout the United States continue to reduce entry to everyday living-conserving therapies and data,” the lawmakers wrote.

In addition, they noted that the continued Routine I classification of cannabis “puts the U.S. considerably behind many of our international partners and scientific competitors.”

This article originally appeared on Benzinga and has been reposted with permission.