Friday, April 13, 2018

Trump overrides Attorney General's views on pot as sources say the President is planning to move Cannabis authority to the states

In what could be both a beneficial and massively popular move, President Trump appears to be overriding his Attorney General's earlier views on pot regulation.

According to sources which include a Republican Senator from the state of Colorado, Trump is making promises legislators to protect state authority over the legalization of Cannabis.

The Washington Post reports that President Trump has defused the standoff and promised the top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana
WaPo reports that in a phone call late Wednesday, Trump told Gardner that despite the DOJ memo, the marijuana industry in Colorado won’t be targeted, the senator said in a statement Friday. Satisfied, the first-term senator is now backing down from his nominee blockade. 
“Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana,” Gardner said Friday. 
“Late Wednesday, I received a commitment from the President that the Department of Justice’s rescission of the Cole memo will not impact Colorado’s legal marijuana industry.”He added: 
“Furthermore, President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states’ rights issue once and for all. Because of these commitments, I have informed the Administration that I will be lifting my remaining holds on Department of Justice nominees.” - Zerohedge
Support for state's rights over cannabis will also not interfere with the President's battle with opiods, which have become a serious epidemic in America.  Additionally, the cultivation and increased legalization of cannabis could help cut costs for one of the President's major agenda items (VA and veterans), as well as provide economic benefits such as in the agricultural, medical, and recreational industries.

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