GOP Congresswoman Says She Used Marijuana To Treat Depression After Being Raped

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A Republican congresswoman who made waves after introducing a bill to federally legalize marijuana this week said on Tuesday that she personally used cannabis for a short time in her youth, and it helped her get off of pharmaceutical drugs she was prescribed for depression after being raped at age 16. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) shared the story on Fox Business’s “Kennedy” after being asked whether she herself smokes marijuana. “When I was 16, I was raped,” the congresswoman said. “I was given prescription medication that made the feelings I had of depression worse, and I stopped taking those prescription drugs and I turned to cannabis for a brief period of time in my life.” I had the chance to speak with #cannabis freedom fighter @RepNancyMace about her latest bill to #freetheweed! #Kennedy pic.twitter.com/akifdJ3QvE — Kennedy (@KennedyNation) November 17, 2021 Because she was able to experience the therapeutic benefits of cannabis firsthand, Mace said she more acutely understands the need to provide access to vulnerable communities, particularly military veterans who suffer from a host of mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder. She said he new legislative effort is “particularly protective of veterans, ensuring that they’re protected, not discriminated against and that the [U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] can utilize cannabis for their PTSD and their protections for PTSD,” she said. “When I talk to vets and I see that pain, it hurts because I felt that pain before in my life,” Mace said. “Veteran suicide, we see every single day.” Mace shared her personal story one day after formally filing the States Reform Act, legislation that would federally deschedule marijuana, allow states to make their own decisions about cannabis policy, provide a pathway for expungements for people with non-violent marijuana convictions and establish a relatively hands-off federal regulatory scheme.…

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