GOP Group Warns Weed Legalization Leads to ‘Violent Crime’ and ‘Suicide’

The Republican Research Committee (RSC) — a group of 156 Republican House members — announced family policy agenda It outlines 14 family-focused principles, including Dangers of Drugs, a section on legalizing cannabis and how it leads to violent crime and suicide. is to “restore American families.”

Of the 14 principles, 80 legislative recommendations are provided to achieve the goals of the Republican caucuses aligned with those principles.But the dangers of the drug section focused on cannabis, not other drugs like synthetic opioids the CDC said More than three-quarters of drug overdose deaths last year.

“Marijuana remains a federally regulated drug, but that hasn’t stopped a growing number of states and local governments from legalizing it under their own laws,” Family Policy Agenda said in a statement titled “The Dangers of Drugs.” “This has led to an explosion of marijuana use among children, with significant negative health impacts.”

The agenda continued, “Congress should not legalize marijuana, but it should also take steps to limit the potential harm this new industry can cause to children. Direct research on the health effects of THC use during childhood and early adolescence, with a particular focus on suicide deaths and those involved in violent crimes, to provide further information to Congress and the general public. I need information about these hazards.”

What’s the solution to the dangers of pot? Agenda says to rid America of candy-flavored drugs just before the Halloween season when trick-or-treating people hit the streets.

“Furthermore, Congress Protecting children from candy-flavored drug lawsintroduced by RSC Chairman and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) 3, will increase criminal penalties for anyone who manufactures or distributes drugs disguised as candy,” the agenda reads.

The RSC, led by Chair Banks, made presentations on the entire agenda.

“President Biden let American families down,” Banks wrote on Sept. 29 press release“Over the past two years, families have lost control over their savings, flexibility, and parenting to increasingly hostile, far-left ideologues. The next Congress should focus on reforming tax laws to create more families, passing pro-life bills, protecting parents’ wallets, and returning control over their children’s education to parents. I have.

“These policies are all popular and proven, and we have seen the difference parents can make on Election Day. If we can, I think parents will play a pivotal role in 2022 and 2024.”

RSC’s Family Policy agenda is supported by groups such as SBA Pro-Life America and CatholicVote.

Not everyone agrees on any particular section of the RSC on cannabis. (MORE) voted yes to the law, marijuana moment. report.

Others are doing the exact opposite, following the agenda of quitting candy-flavored cannabis.

For example, last August, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and 24 other GOP members introduced a bill that would increase criminal penalties for the manufacture and sale of Schedule I drugs, including cannabis. Marketed to minors. Under the law, those federally prosecuted for selling cannabis products in the form of candy or flavored to minors face up to 10 years in prison for the first offense and up to 20 years for subsequent offenses. may face imprisonment for

sense. Chuck Grassley When Diane Feinstein However, (D-CA) has reintroduced similar legislation over the years.

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