Rand Paul Complains About Marijuana Edibles Study In Annual Festivus Grievances List

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) kept up with his traditional “airing of grievances” in accordance with the Seinfeld-inspired holiday Festivus on Wednesday. And for at least the third time now, he brought up marijuana. The senator supports cannabis reform, mostly from states’ rights perspective. But included in a government “Waste Report” he published in conjunction with the holiday is a passage complaining about about $3 million in spending on studies that investigate the cannabis edible consumption habits of older people living in San Francisco. “Really. They must not have spent a lot of time around people who love cannabis. You do NOT need to pay them to talk about it,” he quipped in a Twitter thread. “What’s next, government funding to get people to post more about their CrossFit and Keto programs?” What’s next, government funding to get people to post more about their CrossFit and Keto programs? — Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2020 The National Institutes of Health did provide the Scientific Analysis Corporation with $3,125,768 in grant money over six years for the marijuana research. The resulting study was published in the International Journal of Drug Policy in 2015, so it’s not clear why Paul decided to highlight it in the 2020 version of his annual report. “Have you ever wondered how San Francisco-based Baby Boomers use edible cannabis (edibles)? Me neither,” the senator said in the full report. He described the objectives of the research project and criticized the scope of the findings: “So, we found out that Boomers stick to their limits, do not do edibles when they need to be alert, and drink coffee to combat a high that becomes too much. All this groundbreaking insight for a cool $3 million. Regardless of one’s views of the value of medical marijuana or the use…

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