With legalization efforts taking the country by storm, it seems like everyone - from the humble stoner to the powerful senator - is talking about marijuana these days.
But which federal policymakers talk about pot the most? After all, while cannabis has been legalized for medicinal or recreational use in states across the country, it remains an illegal substance under federal law.
When it comes to getting the conversation started about drug policy in the United States, it’s nice to know that there are some politicians who aren’t just blowing smoke!
Based on Crowdpac's analysis of Congressional floor records, official websites and twitter feeds of members of Congress, Congressman Earl Blumenauer scores the highest for most frequent mentions of “marijuana” in Congress (could it be something to do with the green bow tie?), followed closely by Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA), Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN).
It's no surprise that these lawmakers have also supported efforts to legalize or decriminalize marijuana under U.S. law.
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