According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, President Trump is likely to support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana.
That’s great news for weed loving Californians. It’s also the right thing to do. The federal vs. state conflicts around the country over legalized cannabis is a problem that can be easily dispensed with.
Naturally, Democrats in California will hate the President even more if he helps the state to put this thorny issue behind us. They will be wrong in doing so.
The Times is right, this would indeed be a major step that would reshape the cannabis industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown. There’s little debate that Attorney General Jeff Sessions approach to the issue is pathetically wrong-headed.
Sessions continues to make threats against states and law abiding U.S. citizens who are in compliance with their state’s cannabis laws. He needs to be shut down on this issue once and for all.