Many states across the country are in the process of legalizing medical or recreational marijuana despite the drug remaining banned at the federal level.
President Donald Trump has been contacted by many Senators regarding marijuana legalization and the states’ rights issues associated with it. It seems their lobbying may be working
“President Donald Trump told a gaggle of reporters Friday that he will “probably” support efforts by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) to end the federal ban on marijuana in states that have legalized it.
“I support Sen. Gardner,” the president said before departing for the G-7 summit in Canada, as quoted by the Los Angeles Times. “I know exactly what he’s doing. We’re looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes.”
President Trump has taken a hard line against drugs. In March, he proposed that the death penalty be made available in prosecutions of drug traffickers.”
It’s an interesting angle for the President to play.
While the move could score him political points it also makes sense as many states have already made the drug legal in certain circumstances.
President Trump has drawn a hard line against illegal drugs and drug dealers in the first year of his Presidency. Even if the President were to support lifting the ban he’s in no way is advocating for widespread use, as Trump himself doesn’t even drink.