Politician Info
F Pete Sessions (R - TX) NO MEDICAL USE
As Chair of the House Rules Committee, Pete Sessions has blocked every single marijuana or even hemp bill that has made it to his desk. Despite a majority of Republican voters in district polling for marijuana legalization or requiring it for medicinal use Pete Sessions has consistantly voted against his own constituency.

Holds office U.S. House District 17

Co-sponsored Legislation

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.
3/21/18 https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/03/21/washingtons-most-powerful-anti-pot-official-is-named-sessions-its-not-who-you-think-217662

"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

2022: Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
2022: MORE Act, HR 3617
2021: SAFE Banking Act, HR 1996
Veterans Equal Access Amendment
McClintock/Polis Amendment
Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment
Veterans Equal Access Amendment
Contact Pete Sessions

Email: steve@petesessions.com

Web: https://www.petesessions.com/

Phone: 202-225-6105


2204 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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