- While President Trump has proved amicable to the idea of allowing states the opportunity to decide their own fates on medical and/or recreational weed, as well as regulate their industry if they choose to legalize, he’s offered a number of clues to suggest that he’s not in favor of altering the drug’s current federal classification.
- For instance, Trump initially hired former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general.
- The now-former attorney general even went so far as to send a letter to a handful of his congressional Republican colleagues requesting that they repeal the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, which is what protects medical marijuana businesses in legalized states from facing federal prosecution.
- Although signing statements are vague, they allow President Trump to uphold federal law in accordance with his constitutional responsibilities.
- Newly hired chief of staff, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), remains ” opposed to liberalizing drug laws (including around banking),” and feels that adolescents need to be protected by keeping cannabis an illicit substance.
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