Trump Era Brings Uncertainty To Marijuana Legalization
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FEATURING JUSTIN STREKAL – Last November’s general election saw not just the victory of several state wide ballot measures to legalize marijuana, but also the electoral college win of a candidate who could undermine those legalization efforts. California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada did their bit to undermine the war on drugs by passing measures legalizing cannabis use in various capacities. These were all states where Donald Trump lost to Hillary Clinton.
Now, Trump’s Attorney General, the ultra-conservative Jeff Sessions could pose a serious threat to legalization efforts. Sessions has said in the past that, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” And, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said a few weeks ago, “I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement” of federal drug laws.
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Justin Strekal, Political Director for NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.