Holds office U.S. Senate
S. 683 CARERS Act of 2015 (2015-16)
S. 134 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 (2015-16)
Signed on letter to Obama about medical marijuana research
"We write to request your help in removing the administrative barriers to scientific research on medical treatments derived from the cannabis plant, also known as "medical marijuana." We have heard from numerous patients across the U.S. and parents whose children have treatment-resistant conditions about the benefits they have experienced from using cannabis to treat serious illnesses."
Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is trying to change the federal classification of marijuana. He says the proof is in the thousands of lives that have been changed for the better since Connecticut legalized medical marijuana.
"That means that research can't be done at the federal level, that means that insurers can't reimburse, that means dispensaries can't buy over state lines. The federal government is standing in the way of science, standing in the way of good health. We need to depoliticize this issue."
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