Congressman Michael Burgess, R-Denton County, said it is time for the federal government to finally investigate the medicinal benefits of cannabis.
“It is bothersome that we have all of these arguments over what might be a great treatment or what may not be a great treatment. But we don’t even have the data and the argument has gone on long before I started in Congress which has been a few years. It’s time to get the data and let the decision be driven by the data,” Burgess said on WFAA Inside Texas Politics on Sunday morning.
Republicans, who have long opposed legalization of marijuana in any form, have slowly begun to reconsider – at least the medicinal benefits of cannabis to help patients when pharmaceuticals cannot.
On WFAA, Burgess was asked whether he would support legislation on the federal level to allow patients access to medicinal cannabis.
“I think really what’s needed here is