Speaker Pelosi - Marijuana Is Not A Therapy For COVID!
"Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste is a description of why Nancy Pelosi would offer up the false notion that pot is a therapy for Covid-19"
-Scott Chipman, Vice President of AALM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) criticised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday, regarding comments she made defending marijuana provisions that were included in her chamber’s latest coronavirus relief legislation.
The majority leader has consistently railed against the inclusion of cannabis banking protections in the House COVID-19 bill. He said on the Senate floor that Pelosi is “still agitating for strange, new special interest carve-outs for the marijuana industry and even claiming they are COVID-related.”
Senator McConnell jeered, “She said that, with respect to this virus, marijuana is ‘a therapy that has proven successful.’ You can’t make this up,” he said. “I hope she shares her breakthrough with Dr. Fauci.”
McConnell was referencing remarks Pelosi had made last week after she was asked about components of the House Democrats’ bill that have been criticized for including spending and provisions unrelated to pandemic issues.
The speaker is suggesting that cannabis banking reform is relevant amid the COVID-19 pandemic and said marijuana “is a therapy that has proven successful.”
The science and observations show that marijuana use can make a case of COVID more acute and the Food and Drug Administration has made it clear that there’s currently no solid evidence that cannabinoids can treat COVID-19 and it’s warned companies that make that claim.