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Police arrest a protester outside of the Elizabeth Detention Center during a rally attended by immigrant residents and activists on February 23, 2017 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Trump calls immigration raids a 'military operation' White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday suggested the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. "I do believe that you'll see greater enforcement," Spicer said, while adding the exact policy is "a question for the Department of Justice." It's the latest sign President Trump is poised to take a tougher approach than the Obama Justice Department did in states that have legalized the use of recreational marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was coy about his approach last month during his confirmation hearing. "Using good judgment about how to handle these cases will be a responsibility of mine," he said. "I know it won't be an easy decision, but I will try to do my duty in a fair and just way."
originally posted by: MRuss
Trump knows that the legalization of pot in some states was part of the effort to dumb down and liberalize society.
I'm not saying he's right---so please don't strike---but I think he's thinking he has to turn the clock back ten years to make sense of things.
Is it possible that this "crackdown" could be just less funding to states with recreational mj laws? That would make sense because those states are making millions on mj taxes, so they should need less assistance from the government. That would put a nice dent in the debt and states really wouldn't go without. Just a thought.
Another thought is Spicer just set Trump up to swoop in as a hero and push to change the actual laws instead of just saying to not enforce the law.
I don't think we have anything else to go on other than what Spicer said. Guys obviously an idiot comparing it to opiods. Mj gets folks off opiods. Spicer needs to compare opioid over dose rates and Mj overdose death rates. Not even the same ball park.
Washington’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee have vowed to defend the state’s legal marijuana law against a federal crackdown suggested Thursday by the White House.
originally posted by: interupt42
originally posted by: olaru12
What do you expect when you elect a "businessman"?
same thing when you elect a politician?
corporate prisons existed long before trump ..
originally posted by: jprasloo
Marijuana is just as bad as opium. China banned opium and fought the opium wars against Britain. Cigarettes are going out of style. I am fully against legalization of marijuana for any use other than doctor prescribed medical uses.