Pot’s Future in Congress Is Murky. Here’s What Lawmakers Are Saying

Federal lawmakers are mulling how — and when — to address the potency issue, which has alarmed state regulators. Anti-pot activists such as Kevin Sabet, head of the Smart Approaches to Marijuana, are stirring up the debate. His group opposes the SAFE Banking Act, a key industry-backed legislation that would give companies greater access to the financial system. Sabet is also calling for rules to limit THC content

“Today’s ultra-high potency THC-laced products are associated with depression, suicidality, IQ loss and most recently psychosis and schizophrenia, especially for young people,” Sabet said in a statement, adding that more potent products will drive higher usage. 

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