President Trump Agrees to Support Efforts to Protect State Marijuana Laws

President Donald Trump has agreed to support efforts protecting state-level laws that legalize the possession, cultivation and distribution of marijuana for recreational use.

According to a report by the Washington Post, President Trump has promised Senator Cory Gardner that he’ll support congressional efforts to protect state marijuana laws that make the plant legal. This ends a months-long standoff between the president and senator which found Senator Gardner blocking¬†all Department of Justice nominations.

Gardner was blocking the nominations based on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to repeal the Obama-era Cole Memo which gave some protections to state-legal marijuana businesses.¬†

It’s unclear exactly what will come of this, but there’s no denying that it’s a huge step forward for the marijuana reform movement.

[Update – During today’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed this report to be true.]

Emily Watkins is a PhD student majoring in public policy. Emily has been a freelance editor for numerous websites. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, and can be reached at info@themarijuanaherald.com.

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