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Donald Trump’s White House has made a deal with pro-weed Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado that he would resolve the conflicts between state and federal law regarding the cultivation and sale of cannabis in the USA.
The conflict surrounds the Obama era Cole memo that orders the Department of Justice to focus their resources on active criminals rather than businesses in full compliance with state cannabis laws.
Gardner praised The Trump administration’s decision, saying “Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana.”
On top of this decision, several spending restrictions that prevent any federal meddling in state medical cannabis measures were renewed also. Unfortunately, there are no similar protections for states that allow cannabis for recreational use.
NORML, a cannabis lobbying non-profit’s Executive Director, Erik Altier made a statement about the administration’s decision. “We applaud this commitment from President Trump, who promised during his campaign to take a federalist approach with regard to marijuana policy,” he said. “That campaign promise was not reflected by Trump’s appointment of longtime marijuana prohibitionist Jeff Sessions to the position of Attorney General or any of the actions that Sessions have taken since becoming the nation’s top law enforcement officer.” he concluded.
This move could signal the end of all cannabis prohibition very soon.