Colorado Republican congressman wants to reschedule marijuana to allow medical research

After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo in early January, 69 members of Congress, including six of Colorado’s seven members, signed a bipartisan letter sent to House leadership requesting protections from federal incursion for states that have legalized marijuana.

Noticeably absent was the signature of Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs. He also withheld his signature from a November 2017 bipartisan letter signed by 66 members of Congress requesting leadership extend the “Rohrabacher-Blumenauer” amendment, which forbids the Justice Department from spending federal funds to interfere with state medical marijuana laws.

But in an interview with Colorado Public Radio that aired Friday, the congressman staked out a marijuana position gaining traction in conservative circles: rescheduling marijuana to allow medical research.

“If nothing else, I would like to see the ability for researchers to study the medical effects of

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