While there is already a plethora of research on the medical beenfits of cannnabis, Senator Cornyn believes that more research should still be done on cannabis before it could be legalized.
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In response to a push for a bill that would offer cannabis companies access to banking Senator Cornyn said:
It is irresponsible to do this without a federal regulatory framework to address public health and law enforcement issues. Senators take an oath to uphold the law, not ignore it. (12/16/23)
Texas Senator John Cornyn replied to a constituent who contacted them about cannabis policy and said:
"I believe more research should be conducted before the federal government changes its current marijuana policies." (9/24/21)
Responding to a constituent about marijuana legalization, Senator Cornyn cited overdose numbers in the United States from 1999 to 2020:
"From 1999 to 2020, more than 920,000 Americans died from a drug overdose... I am concerned that marijuana legalization could make this epidemic worse."
Senator Cornyn must be suffering from a case of Reefer Madness, being that he is unaware cannabis legalization has been linked to a decline in overdose rates.
John 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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