Boehner: Federal government should not interfere in recreational marijuana decisions
Former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said to a told a Cincinnati TV statio that he believes the federal government should not interfere with state decisions on recreational marijuana use, “If the states decide they want to do this, this is up to them, but I am not going to be an advocate on what the states should and should not do.”
“When you look at kids with epilepsy, they’re taking the non-psychotic part of this plant and reducing the number of seizures they have,” Boehner said, and added that Medical marijuana is also very beneficial to veterans.
“Even with chronic pain, or veterans with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), they ought to be able to have access to medical marijuana because we believe it actually helps them.”
President U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions is a vocal critic of marijuana legalization, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) recently introduced legislation last week that would allow states to regulate marijuana without federal interference.