By Rep. Danny Bentley – HCR 34 actually delays legalization of medical marijuana by asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite the process of reviewing the efficacy and safety of cannabis and cannabinoids for medical use. The legislature is not equipped to discern its benefits and risks.
Advocates: This resolution urges the FDA to determine the benefits and harms of marijuana, treating it like any other drug.
Opponents: Want marijuana to be legalized now. They site benefits, claim it is safe and want to tax its sale.
Status: Passed House Committee on Jan. 22 and full House Jan. 24 with a vote of 73-5. It is now in the Senate.