Politician Info
D+ GT Thompson (R - PA)

Holds office U.S. House District 15

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 15

Comments

On limbo with medical, still believes it can be gateway drug (2018) "I don't understand why, if it's medicine, we need a separate pharmacy," "To me, that's a slippery slope to what happened in Colorado: recreational marijuana." Also, he said there are many people fighting addiction who started with marijuana.
"It's a gateway drug," said Thompson, who noted that he is on a heroin and opioid task force and suggested that more long-term treatment centers are needed to help focus on treating addiction behavior.
Referring to treatments such as suboxone, he said, "We need something other than drive-by treatment."
2/23/18
http://www.bradfordera.com/news/thompson-makes-bradford-stop-during-great-american-comeback-tour/article_7aecc9c0-1848-11e8-842f-97af476eaf9a.html

-when surgeon general softened his stance on MJ (2015), Thompson commented "I would ask that our surgeon general not make medical decisions based on political correctness, but instead consult the science,"
2/04/15
http://thehill.com/regulation/overnights/231803-overnight-regulation-surgeon-general-softens-on-pot

-Open to medicinal legalization (2014) "As a health care professional, I believe that treatments are best determined by a patient and his or her own doctor," Thompson said in a statement. "But, as other states have seen, as with any pharmaceutical, there is always the potential for abuse."
2014
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/04/medical_marijuana_still_scares.html

Votes
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
Yes
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
No
2016: Veterans Equal Access Amendment
No
2015: Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment to Protect Medical
No
2015: McClintock/Polis Amendment to Protect Legalization
No
Contact GT Thompson

Email: https://thompson.house.gov/contact/email

Web: https://thompson.house.gov/

Phone: 202-225-5121

Address

400 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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