Donald Trump, somebody I never thought I would associate with a positive news story, appears to be paving the way for US and therefore eventual worldwide cannabis legalisation.
Stories coming out of the US appear to be saying that Trump has committed to not targeting states that have legalised, such as Colorado as had been punted by attorney general and general idiot Jeff Sessions.
In the LA times, a Colorado official is stated as saying:
“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, President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states’ rights issue once and for all.”
Whilst a bill has not been finalised, it appears that some kind of legislative fix is going to be put in place so that the federal government cannot interfere with states that have decided to legalize cannabis themselves. Wow.
Pot stocks have risen sharply on this news, and this new paradigm is surely going to make the US government one hell of a lot of tax money. It’s also going to have a massive effect on cannabis policy around the world. Perhaps even the UK will soon awake from its long slumber.