Washington D.C. (FOX 44) – Texas Congressman Pete Sessions and Nebraska Senator Pete Ricketts introduced a joint concurrent resolution, H.Con.Res 87, targeting high potency marijuana.
According to the Office of Pete Sessions, this is titled “Recognizing the Need for Research, Education, and Policy Development Regarding High-Potency Marijuana,” and is also known as “Randy’s Resolution.” This resolution aims to underscore the urgent need for comprehensive research into the health effects of high-potency marijuana products, and to advocate for the development of public educational programs. The resolution is named in memory of Randy Bacchus Jr., who lost his life due to the use of high-potency marijuana.
The Office of Pete Sessions says this resolution comes at a critical time as marijuana products are increasing in potency, and at the same time states are legalizing marijuana and allowing rapid commercialization. There is growing evidence linking high-potency THC drugs to significant negative health impacts. The resolution urges local, state and federal authorities to prioritize research on these health effects and their impact on vulnerable populations, particularly young Americans.
The drug policy group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and the parents of Randy Bacchus were strong supporters of Randy’s Resolution.