We congratulate Marijuana Moment for calling out Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) who likes to talk the talk but obviously isn’t walking the walk. CLR thinks it might be time to employ that famous Ken Kesey quote, “There are going to be times when we can’t wait for somebody. Now, you’re either on the bus or off the bus. If you’re on the bus, and you get left behind, then you’ll find it again. If you’re off the bus in the first place — then it won’t make a damn.”
Marijuana Moment Reports…
A Republican senator again voiced support for medical marijuana but, since he took office in January, he’s declined to sponsor or cosponsor any legislation that would provide patients with access to it.
“I believe when it comes to medical marijuana, there are too many good reasons why you need to start making that legal for that purpose,” Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) told WTWO on Tuesday.
Braun said that he feels medical cannabis legalization is “going to cascade through all states more quickly than not.”
But so far, the senator hasn’t taken legislative action to bolster that movement, despite past statements on the campaign trail in which he stood out among his GOP primary opponents in his support for medical marijuana. He said in debates last year that medical cannabis is about “free markets and freedom of choice” for patients and that “if a state wants to go to medical marijuana, it ought to be their prerogative” to do so.