GOP Congressman Blasts Democrats For Blocking His Marijuana Amendment And Failing To Enact Reform

GOP Congressman Blasts Democrats For Blocking His Marijuana Amendment And Failing To Enact Reform
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A GOP congressman is blasting Democrats again for failing to enact marijuana reform, flagging an exchange he had at a recent congressional hearing where he tried to insert an amendment to protect states’ rights to enact their own cannabis policies into a largely unrelated bill only to be blocked by the “snarky opposition” of the panel’s Democratic majority. Although the fact is that a majority of members of his own party have voted against marijuana legalization bills brought to the House floor by Democrats, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has fixated on calling out the other party for its inability to get any cannabis measures—including limited banking-focused reforms—to the president’s desk to be signed into law even though they control both chambers of Congress. Gaetz, for his part, supports ending federal prohibition, and he has voted for Democratic-led cannabis bills. But on an episode of his “Firebrand” podcast published this week, the controversial congressman who is reportedly under investigation for sex trafficking, again took Democrats to task over marijuana issues. In the episode, he aired a clip from a House Judiciary Committee markup of a bill aimed at providing federal training resources for first responders suffering from brain injuries and mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Gaetz proposed an amendment, consisting of the text of the bipartisan STATES Act that has been introduced in prior Congresses, which would prevent the federal government from intervening in states that enact cannabis legalization. The War on Drugs is like so many of the other forever wars: deeply unpopular in all parts of the country, except in the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. Democrats don't want to solve the problem. They just want the issue. pic.twitter.com/Yi4nwMJm8r — Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) June 8, 2022 The amendment was ruled non-germane by the panel’s…

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