U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has admitted that he has started using medical marijuana to assist with his arthritis pain, making him the first congressman to confess to using marijuana while in office.
While speaking to pro-marijuana activists at a Capitol Hill engagement recently, Rohrabacher said, “It was the first time in a year and a half that I had a decent night’s sleep because the arthritis pain was gone.” Rohrabacher tried a wax-based topical treatment option.
Rohrabacher is actively working to urge Congress to overhaul the existing marijuana laws, The Washington Post reports. He helped create the federal law preventing the Department of Justice (DOJ) from interfering with state-regulated medical marijuana programs.
Speculation suggests that Rohrabacher’s use of medical marijuana with actual results may sway his fellow congressmen to see medical marijuana in a different light.