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On an episode of his “Firebrand” podcast that was released on Friday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) called President Joe Biden a “recalcitrant boomer” who is missing an opportunity to advance a popular policy change that he campaigned on.
His comments stemmed from a recent study that showed that cannabis could be a potential substitute for prescription drugs. In addition, the study determined that adult-use legalization in states is associated with decreased use of several prescription drugs.
“In Florida, we stand to benefit from streamlined research grants at large scale to learn more and help more people unlock potential. However, the conclusion of this study that recreational cannabis use is weaning people off of prescription drugs—it’s just hard to ignore,” he said. “Unfortunately, there’s this tumultuous road ahead, even with legitimate research and factual basis and evidence at hand. The cultural stigma hangover of the Boomer era weighs heavy.” – Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)