In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, Senator Orrin Hatch made the case for medical marijuana.
During the hearing Hatch questioned U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about a path forward for marijuana research.
Hatch made the case that because there is only one marijuana provider for medicinal research purposes, increasing the number of suppliers would create healthy competition. Sessions agreed.
Despite his defense of medicinal marijuana, Hatch reinforced his opposition to broad (recreational) legalization of marijuana.