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H.R.2331 - No Welfare for Weed Act of 2015 (2015-2016)
"Marijuana is an addictive product, and the merchants of addiction make it that way," Pete Sessions said in January. "They make it to where our people, our young people, become addicted to marijuana and keep going."
In February, at an opioid summit at the University of Texas Southwestern, Rep. Sessions stretched scientific fact when he said, today's product is "300 times more powerful" than when he went to high school.
"If addiction is the problem and we have marketers of addiction that include marijuana - because all you have to do is go to any of the stores in Colorado and they can give you high to low to medium to chocolate - we ought to call for it what it is," he said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "If it were nicotine, it would have been outlawed; well, it would have been handled differently. But this is a political issue."
Saying he thinks there are "better alternatives [than marijuana to treat medical conditions]," Sessions's view is that "we don't have to go to that."
Cosponsred "No Welfare for Weed Act" 5/14/15 https://gosar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1958
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