WATCH: Matt Gaetz Responds to Kellyanne Conway’s Marijuana Stance: ‘OK BOOMER’
Rep. Matt Gaetz took a playful jab at Kellyanne Conway over her marijuana stance during an appearance on CNN.
When asked about Conway being against marijuana as an alternative to opioids by host Michael Smerconish, Rep. Gaetz replied “I would say OK boomer.”
The segment began with a clip of Conway saying, “for all the folks who talk about the benefits and the legality of marijuana, there are many health professionals and employers increasingly concerned that this is not your grandfather or your father’s marijuana,” Conway said in the clip from earlier this year, adding “The TCH components are much stronger. We just can’t say it’s all good for all people at this moment. We’re very concerned about the effect on the brain among young people.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz on Kellyanne Conway being against Marijuana as an alternative to opioids: "I would say OK boomer. That's a very boomer approach to Marijuana, for no other reason than it's actually THC not TCH." pic.twitter.com/D3wbMN4lDJ
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“Here’s my question because you are a Trump whisperer. How does this play with the big guy, and have you had the conversation?” Smerconish asked.
“I have worked to be a positive influence with the president on marijuana reform,” Gaetz said. “To my friend Kellyanne Conway I would say ‘OK boomer!’”
“I mean that’s a very boomer approach to marijuana if for no other reason that it’s actually THC, not TCH, and I think that her reflection shows a real ignorance to the science demonstrating that in states where there are marijuana programs, you see a reduction in schedule one drug recommendations, you also see a reduction in the types of overdoses that are crippling our country and hollowing out America, and so I think that if we have a lower acuity anti-pain alternative to heroin and opioids, I think that you’ll see the country do a lot better.”