Resolutions Urging Research On “High-Potency Marijuana” Filed in the US House and Senate

Congressmembers Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) have filed bicameral resolutions urging federal agencies and state and local governments to do more research on the potential dangers of high-THC marijuana.

House Concurrent Resolution 87, “Recognizing the need for research, education, and policy development regarding high-potency marijuana”, was filed yesterday in the House, with a Senate companion resolution forthcoming.

“The dangers of using high-potency THC products often goes unnoticed”, Rep Pete Sessions said in a recent post on the social media platform X. “That’s why @SenatorRicketts are introducing “Randy’s Resolution” to raise awareness for the likelihood of psychosis related to the frequent use of marijuana.”

The resolution states that “It is the sense of Congress that Federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, should conduct and support research on the health effects of high-potency marijuana and its impact on vulnerable populations such as youth.”

It further “urges the Federal, State, and local governments to collaborate with public health organizations, medical professionals, and community stakeholders to developer evidence-based policies that address the public health and safety concerns association with high-potency marijuana.”

In the House, the resolution has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and is cosponsored by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD).

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