As Congress members become more aware of changing public and political opinion on cannabis, federal leadership is still sorely lacking, which plays out in the ongoing conflict between state and federal marijuana policies.

While they’re loath to admit ever having smoked it, Congress sure likes talking about pot.

According to Capitol Words, a database that tracks everything entered into the Congressional record then charts the most-used words, “marijuana” has been mentioned in the House and Senate at least 4,238 times since 1996.

Congress, especially in the past five years, has most likely talked about pot way more than 4,238 times, but tracking the numerous synonyms in aggregate would be nearly impossible, especially since so many of them have commonplace meanings.

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Maureen Meehan ~ High Times ~

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