Pro-Legalization GOP Congressman Calls Biden A ‘Recalcitrant Boomer’ On Marijuana Policy

Pro-Legalization GOP Congressman Calls Biden A ‘Recalcitrant Boomer’ On Marijuana Policy
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A GOP congressman is blasting President Joe Biden over the lack of marijuana reform that’s come out of his administration, calling him a “recalcitrant boomer” who is missing an opportunity to advance a popular policy change that he campaigned on. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) talked about the president’s record, as well as a recent study on cannabis as a potential substitute for prescription drugs, on an episode of his “Firebrand” podcast that was released on Friday. With respect to the study—which determined that adult-use legalization in states is associated with decreased use of several prescription drugs—the congressman said it was “bad news for Big Pharma.” But it also underscores the need for reform at a level that the Biden administration has yet to facilitate, he argued. “In Florida, we stand to benefit from streamlined research grants at large scale to learn more and help more people unlock potential. However, the conclusion of this study that recreational cannabis use is weaning people off of prescription drugs—it’s just hard to ignore,” he said. “Unfortunately, there’s this tumultuous road ahead, even with legitimate research and factual basis and evidence at hand. The cultural stigma hangover of the Boomer era weighs heavy.”

Gaetz, a controversial figure on Capitol Hill who is reportedly under investigation for sex trafficking, then played a clip of himself at a hearing with the acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where he pressed the Trump-nominated official on the agency’s position on marijuana given the growing body of research demonstrating its medical efficacy. “That was President Trump’s acting head of the DEA,” he said on the podcast episode. “And it was just shocking to me that the people who have impact and influence over drug policy seem to be like purposefully ignorant of some of this research—and…

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