Feds May Go Easy on Marijuana

Trump crackdown on states with legal pot sales unlikely, reports say

DENVER -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he believed the Trump administration will probably not crack down on states with legalized marijuana, according to Business Insider.

On MSNBC’s “Meet the Press” in April, the governor said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions “didn’t give me any reason to think that he’s going to come down and try and put everyone out of business.”

Although eight states have legalized recreational use of marijuana, the drug remains illegal on the federal level.

Trump officials in the past have sent mixed signals on the topic, with Sessions himself saying he was “not a fan” of the extended use of marijuana, Business Insider reported. However, Hickenlooper said Sessions also has a lot on his plate, including the nation’s opioid crisis and moving on Trump’s goals for immigration reform.


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