I know that some of you smoke pot, have smoked pot or never have partaken and we all have different opinions on it.
My take is that it is often a gateway drug that leads to the use of harder drugs like cocaine, especially for teenagers.
I also believe that if you are a responsible adult, you should be allowed to smoke it if you want.
And I KNOW it has a medicinal value in several ways that I have personally witnessed.
It helps cancer patients and people with PTSD as well.
That’s a fact- I have seen it with my own eyes.
That being said, FOX News is reporting that President Donald Trump has reportedly lent his support to a U.S. senator from Colorado, promising to back legislation that “protects states’ rights” on legalized marijuana.
Very interesting. That totally contradicts U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions policy.
The president’s decision would represent a split from Sessions, who in January rescinded an Obama-era policy, known as “the Cole memo,” that gave states more leeway over the federal government on marijuana policy.
The name refers to former Deputy Attorney General James Cole, whose memo explained the policy.
In a statement Friday, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican, said he’d received an assurance from the president on the states’ rights’ issue earlier this week.
“Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana,” Gardner said. “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.
“Furthermore,” Gardner added, “President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states’ rights issue once and for all.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Gardner’s account of the president’s thinking — but Sessions’ reaction was not immediately known. According to The Los Angeles Times, Trump did not inform Sessions in advance of the change in policy.
Meanwhile, legislation to protect states where marijuana is legal is still being drafted. Trump’s backing is seen as key to getting a bill through Congress.
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