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Tom Cornyn (R), the senior U.S. Senator from Texas, made a very unpopular tweet on Tuesday following the announcement by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) that he was introducing a bill to remove marijuana completely from the Controlled Substances Act. The bill would effectively remove the federal penalties on cannabis.
He was prompted by a reporter to clarify his position after mentioning Senator Booker's Marijuana Justice Act on his own Twitter feed. Cornyn's response to the reporter, who asked if his tweet was an endorsement of the bill, was just two words ... "Big mistake."
When asked about Congressional action on the CARERS Act of 2015, ""I don't think we need to go there," added Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Senate Republican and former Texas attorney general and state Supreme Court justice. "This is a more dangerous topic than what a lot of the advocates acknowledge." 3/24/2015 http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/senates-old-guard-just-says-no-to-pot-overhaul-116336#ixzz44zXvsY00
"Cornyn said he worries that decriminalization, medical usage and removing marijuana laws from federal enforcement is a slippery slope "where a similar attitude would be embraced with regards to other illegal drugs and dangerous substances."" 7/11/2014 http://www.theweedblog.com/marijuana-legalizaiton-advocates-hound-rep-lamar-smith/
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