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“We need more research and we need more data,” Walden said. “Americans are consuming more cannabis and policy decisions on this substance have been made in a virtual information vacuum.  States that have legalized marijuana, such as my state, have done so with far less information than they have on legal substances that are easily abused, such as alcohol or tobacco.”

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., asked more research on the wellbeing impacts of cannabis Thursday during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing entitled, ” Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.”

The conference was held after Walden joined Reps. Michael Burgess, Morgan Griffith and Cathy McMorris Rodgers in sending a letter to the board of trustees director to demand the consultation so Congress at last had the chance to survey and improve governmentally authorized research on cannabis.


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