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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Weed Follies

From the sounds of Sean Spicer at the Presidential Press Conference today, looks like a Federal pot crackdown might be just around the corner. It has long been known that Attorney General Sessions has a real hard on for the viper weed.
“There’s a big difference between [medical marijuana] and recreational marijuana and I think that when you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we should be encouraging people ― there’s still a federal law that we need to abide by when it comes to recreational marijuana and other drugs of that nature,” Spicer said.
When asked if the federal government will take action around recreational marijuana, Spicer said, “That’s a question for the Department of Justice. I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement of it. Recreational use ... is something the Department of Justice will be looking into.”
It's a little funny for me because I told a lot of people this was coming and they said no way. Couldn't happen. People wouldn't stand for it. I know Republican pot growers who love Trump, who voted for Trump, as well as some dyed in the wool GOP conservative blunt smokers and frankly wonder how their political opinions will shift when facing jail time.

2 comments:

Sanoguy said...

Trump et al, are big on State's rights except when it comes to recreational marijuana. State's rights be damned!

Jon Harwood said...

Lots of talk coming out of the White House lots of Tweets and all sorts of contradictions. So far though it is mostly like reality TV but not really amounting to much that is real. I am waiting to see what they actually do. Remember Obamacare? Apparently some taxpayers are stunned to learn that nothing has happened and they have to pay the no insurance penalty. This won't last forever, eventually even Elmer Fudd figures out how to shoot his shotgun. But will Elmer catch Bugs Bunny or shoot his foot off? Stay tuned. That's all folks!