The Oregon Democrat also called on Congress to end its “stranglehold” on research by passing the Medical Marijuana Research Act.

As it slowly acknowledges the depths of the opioid epidemic, Congress is failing to recognize that medical marijuana may be a simple and effective solution, Rep. Earl Blumenauer said Wednesday.

The Oregon Democrat and longtime champion of medical marijuana made the remarks in testimony before a U.S. House Subcommittee on Health hearing on proposals for ending the opioid crisis.

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Alex Pasquariello ~ TheCannabist.co

 

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