Follow the Legal Cannabis Money – not the Hype

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

The Trump administration is not exactly full of fans of legal cannabis.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ opposition is well known. “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” he said in April 2016, while still a senator from Alabama. And it’s only got worse from there.

Vice President Mike Pence signed a law during his time as Indiana governor that would land you with a $1,000 fine and up to six months’ jail time if found in possession of the drug. And you know he has the president’s ear.

That’s why what comes next is so shocking: President Donald Trump plans to back medical marijuana after the midterm elections.

Or at least that’s what U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacheris saying.

Rohrabacher, a longtime proponent of legalization, said in a recent interview on Fox Business that plans for a massive cannabis reform have been a hot topic of discussion among Trump’s inner circle. He’s talking the sort of reform that could end cannabis prohibition on a federal level.

At the very least, Rohrabacher says, the president plans to keep his promise not to interfere in states’ marijuana policies.

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