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Trump Vows to Back Law to Protect Legal Cannabis Industry

April 13, 2018
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 13, 2018. (Susan Walsh/AP)
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DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump has promised to support legislation protecting the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug, a move that could lift a threat to the industry made by the U.S. attorney general just three months ago.

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado said Friday that Trump made the pledge to him in a Wednesday night conversation.

“President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states' rights issue once and for all.”
Sen. Cory Gardner

Gardner has been pushing to reverse a decision made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in January that removed prohibitions that kept federal prosecutors from pursuing cases against people who were following pot laws in states such as Colorado that have legalized the drug.

Marijuana has been fully legalized in eight states, and 24 states allow some form of marijuana use.

“President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states’ rights issue once and for all,” Gardner said in a statement.

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Gardner’s account was accurate and the president supported states’ rights in the matter.

Gardner hopes to introduce bipartisan legislation keeping the federal government from interfering in state marijuana markets.

Marijuana legalization advocates were ebullient.

“We may now be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Mason Tvert, who spearheaded a 2012 ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado. “This is one more step toward ending the irrational policy of marijuana prohibition, not only in Colorado but throughout the country.”

During the campaign, Trump said states should be able to chart their own course on marijuana. But Trump has also railed at the dangers of drug-related crime and suggested recreational marijuana should not be permitted.

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When he selected Sessions, a former federal prosecutor and U.S. senator from Alabama, as his attorney general, marijuana supporters girded themselves for a crackdown. But Gardner said Sessions had promised him he’d do nothing to interfere with Colorado’s robust marijuana market.

Gardner said he was blindsided when Sessions made his announcement in January regarding pot prosecutions.

In retaliation, Gardner used his power as a senator to prevent consideration of any nominees for the Department of Justice — an extraordinary step for a senator to use against an administration run by another member of his party.

Some of Gardner’s fellow GOP senators groused at the impact of the hold, and Gardner allowed some nominees to proceed in a “good-faith” gesture last month. On Friday, he said he was fully releasing his holds on Department of Justice nominations.

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The action came amid widespread speculation that Trump will remove Justice officials overseeing the Russia investigation. Replacements of any of those officials would require new nominations.

Gardner and the Department of Justice have been in discussions for months to get the holds lifted. Gardner has met with Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the official overseeing the Russia probe who has been the target of Trump’s ire.

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  • JON

    wow!! I for one time in my life say woohoo for something Donald Trump has said…. Now I just need to see that follow through that always seems to fall short somehow lol

    • Dante-the-cat

      Save your woohoos for Senator Gardner. He forced Trump into agreeing with him.

      • JON

        True that

      • Waited for Impeachment

        And how did Gardner forced POTUS into agreeing with him?

  • freedomisgood

    “President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states’ rights issue once and for all,” Really?
    If he don’t get us into war with the Russians and follows thru with decriminalizing marijuana. He might get my vote next election.

    • Etidorhpa

      He himself never wanted to be enemy’s with Russia. But the constant blame of “russian collusion” has pushed him otherwise so blame the left , liberals and crap news stations if we end up in a serious war.

      • Dante-the-cat

        Yes, for sure blame the news media. It’s the Trumpeteer way.
        Or simply do what you right wing puppets do – blame Obama.

        • Azwe Thinkweiz

          There is a lot to blame Obama for so it is pretty easy.

  • Fester

    The only reason he might do this is to piss sessions off enough to get him to resign but considering drumpf changes his mind every 15 seconds I won’t believe he’ll do anything till he signs a bill protecting states that legalize. Till then it’s just more bluster.

  • Legalize420

    Do not be misled. Trump is a lieing shitbag. He like the rest of his flock have all “said one thing done the other” and trump has CONSISTENTLY shown he will go back on his word or “change his stance/view”. Regardless, do not support or even consider another vote for trump. Nothing he does is done with (you, me, the people) in mind. It’s sad how fickle people are. Scum is scum and a clean spot(popular decision based on pressure and possibly his current dislike for sessions) doesn’t change that.

    I bet however Gardner and Trump had some “choice” words to say about Sessions during this meeting. Just don’t be fooled or give credit because all This says is after Tons of crap pulled by his Gestapo and Sessions regarding cannabis, Trump is only saying what he said during his BS campaign. None of this is new. If he didn’t support federalism and states rights on this, he’d be ‘hung’ by the VAST majority for not only the Russia issue but also lieing during his campaign and it would kill any chance he has at keeping Trumpism alive.

    We must not be swayed.

    • Mike Cavaselis

      Everything Trump said during his campaign run he has lived up to. Name one thing he has lied about? Maybe your confusing him with Obama? If he gets cannabis off the schedule 1 list he will be re elected.

      • BA5578

        Mike- thank you for injecting some clarity. The Russia issue is all but over with, unless you consider the fact that Hillary & Barack were deeper involved with Russia than Trump ever was (Uranium One, Steele Dossier…). I’m holding my breath for the charges to be filed against those crooks.
        As for Gardner “forcing” Trump into agreeing to supporting the federalism bill: have you seen anyone “force” him to do anything yet? He’s a business man who believes in the free market. I also fully support the federalism concept. The US Constitution doesn’t specifically mention cannabis, or any drug for that matter. Therefore, according to the same document, the issue is in the hands of the states. Trump has repealed tons of worthless Obama orders which hindered and tied the hands (as they were designed to do) of several industries, allowing them to thrive again. Hopefully he’ll do the same for the worthless Controlled Substances Act.
        As for the “Gestapo” comment: we actually just exited that administration. Eight years worth of Chicago- style politics only helped to fill the swamp to the brim with back- patters and professional politicians who could care less about the average American’s access to this plant, which is proven time and time again to help with a myriad of medical conditions.
        I agree- Sessions is a joke. But President Trump is a welcome change to “business as usual”.

      • BA5578

        Mike- thank you for injecting some clarity. The Russia issue is all but over with, unless you consider the fact that
        Hillary & Barack were deeper involved with Russia than Trump ever was (Uranium One, Steele Dossier…). I’m holding my breath for the charges to be filed against those crooks.

        As for Sen. Gardner “forcing” Trump into agreeing to supporting the federalism bill: have you seen anyone “force” him to do anything yet? He’s a business man who believes in the free market. I also fully support the federalism concept. The US Constitution doesn’t specifically mention cannabis, or any drug for that matter. Therefore, according to the same document, the issue is in the hands of the states. Trump has repealed tons of worthless Obama orders which hindered and tied the hands (as they were designed to do) of several industries, allowing them to thrive again. Hopefully he’ll do the same for the worthless Controlled Substances Act.

        As for the “Gestapo” comment: we actually just exited that administration. Eight years worth of Chicago- style politics only helped to fill the swamp to the brim with back- patters and professional politicians who could care less about the average American’s access to this plant, which is proven time and time again to help with a myriad of medical conditions.

        I agree- Sessions is a joke. But President Trump is a welcome change to “business as usual”.

        • Rick Pauley

          Trump is a liar. He lies as easily s he breathes. Obama, for all his faults, was an honest president. Oh I know, there was the “you like your doctor, you keep your doctor” statement that you right wingers are so fond of, but he was honest.

          • Excuse me

            You are confusing Trump with this pack of Democrats. The only reason any of this Russian collusion nonsense is still in the media, is there has been collusion to prevent Trump’s candidacy, his election, and now his running, and to shield Comey, Rothstein, the DNC, members of the DOJ, the Clinton election organization, and Hillary herself from indictments for illegal activity. Obama was honest alright. He honestly wanted to create a race war, destroy law enforcement, hamstring the military, and throw us into crushing debt, on the backs of honest wage earners. Much of the shenanigans to prevent the Trump election had Obama’s fingerprints all over them. His Iran payoff is literally the most dangerous thing that has happened to the world since Roosevelt was sucked in to placating the Soviets at Yalta.

          • Grow Your Own

            Obama is a Soros Puppet Not “an Honest President”

  • FROM ONE BOOMER TO ANOTHER & THEIR ADULT CHILDREN

    *You may think using anything as an “aid” in life, somehow makes it an invalid or un-necessary experience…

    OK, what aid are we talking about? Marijuana, my glasses, my hearing aid, my meds that aid me with diabetes, cholesterol,
    stroke, heart attack, anti-inflammatory, headache, thyroid, antibiotics, depression, sleep, stress, allergies, colds, viruses, vitamins. I could go
    on with the list but first I would like to know what aid do I stop taking to make my life work better? Which one of the above aids come without a warning on the label? Prescribed or over-the-counter? None! They allhave warning labels. ibuprofen has more warnings and long term
    negative effects than pot does…

    Pot, makes my life work better! I mean, why take all the other meds just to live a defeated life and then die? All the meds I take keep my body functioning well at 71…

    Pot gives me the passion for life and motivation to be able to enjoy my good health. It’s what gets me up each day with excitement and great expectations because I know it’s going to be a great day with motivation! Ya gotta keep movin or nature will begin the “death spiral” sequence. …just sayin!

    The dilemma… I know, at 71, for some, movement of any kind can be painful. It’s no wonder why older folks can’t get motivated to do the very things that create better health and longevity… it hurts! It hurts while you walk, shop or play with the grandkids. Now, you have to recover.

    Then you have to try and sleep thru the night. Then you have to get up the next day and do it all again. Or, sit in a chair for a few days just to get mentally prepared to go thru the hours of pain and insomnia caused by pain. This is where pain pills might be considered. Now you are faced with possible addition, chronic constipation, immobility, boredom and depression which will be remedied with more pills.

    I use pot for the two things that take care of everything else… it gives me a sense of well being and the motivation that it brings.

    At this point, I don’t think about the pain enough to stop me from “living”
    while I’m alive. It makes me want to live a better lifestyle.

    I had prepared to die of ill health with no hope at 63. I now plan on living till I’m 100+ because it’s something to look forward to now.

    Remember the feeling as a child when you woke up and morning smiled…
    Just smoking grass isn’t like any other “stand alone” experience if you know what to do with it and use the right strain of pot to get the right results. After smoking pot for 50+ years I’ve learned just how diversified cannabis is. When you consider sativa, indica and hybrids you’re looking at several hundred different strains and new hybrids coming out everyday. You learn what strain can make you anxious, and which one is the opposite with it’s relaxing, sleepy, couch lock, hungry effects. If you don’t want to get the munchies and couch lock don’t use pure Indica. If you don’t want to be edgy or shaky like an energy drink or too much coffee, don’t use pure Sativa.

    If CBD’s are important to you, just remember, The sense of well being and motivation comes from THC. To me, THC is much more important for your frame of mind, “plus” aid’s in pain.

    My wife and I tried CBD cannabis with no noticeable effect or benefit… doesn’t mean it won’t work for others. There are strains that contain both.

    Hybrids find the sweet spot for each individuals desired effect. Don’t get me wrong, pure Indica and pure Sativa are very desirable… I just don’t
    recommend either for new users. If you don’t know what to expect and are determined to try pot, go with a recommended Hybrid first…
    one toke at a time, keeps you from, one toke over the line!

    Important note: To accurately evaluate an individuals first experience with cannabis, you must not drink alcohol during this time. Alcohol will all but guarantee a bad experience. No other meds either, i.e.; aspirin, cold med, allergy med. No coffee, no energy drink. Don’t try if depressed, emotional or alone. These are the same precautions I would give to a first time driver of a car.

    Find out what hybrid is tailor-made for you and your relationship. You may even want to use several different strains for different effects as I do. Between the weather, news, your “to do list” and everyday stresses, you find that your moods or needs can change at different times of the day.

    I personally have several strains (10 to 12) at the ready at all times. Why? I don’t ever want another bad day!

    If I can prevent a bad day… why shouldn’t I, why wouldn’t I, why couldn’t I, why can’t I?

    Now, I have a “say” in what I’m going through at the time. If my Lady or I don’t want to be a “mood’s victim”, we can change the mood with one of the 12 strains that allow us to pick the direction we want to go in for the rest of the day or evening. Being dialed in with your spouse/partner at the end of the day is exactly where I want to be.

    No man made drug can do that. In my opinion, pot in a very positive way, can change your life, your marriage, your sex life, your health, your negativity and anger issues. It’s great for just being happy with a genuine sense of well being.

    For me, it’s just a healthier, happier and better way of life. Please don’t think I’m trying to encourage anyone to take any substance they don’t consider necessary. Remember, I’ve been using pot for over 50 years, for everything. So naturally, as a healthy 71 year old, it’s hard for me to see or understand how people, even today, freak out over the use of pot.

    Please note my opinion: Anyone thinking of using cannabis as a lifestyle should first educate themselves with a “personal feasibility study”. First, are you ADD? (A Non-ADD person may not understand any of this and certainly wouldn’t need to consider this as a life style but would use it more for recreation) Are you free to come and go as you please everyday? Are you retired or well off? Do you or your partner know anything about pot and the effects of hundreds of different strains and combinations of pot? How does pot effect you and your partner as individuals and jointly in a relationship. Depending on your age, what do you want from pot? Pot is the only substance on earth that can “partner” with you and enhance whatever direction or experience you choose to go with. At least for me.

    I went to a 30 day, in-house alcohol treatment facility which nationally they had a cure rate of only 17% (National Average). After, I was sober for one year. I celebrated this milestone of achievement with two bottles of Champagne. I started drinking again the next day and everyday after. That’s when I consciously chose pot to quit drinking because my drinking was out of control again. I even drove in black-out. It scared me to death. Since I stopped drinking and started using pot. I have not driven drunk in over ten years, where it used to be daily.

    I’ve gotten my diabetes to goal, high blood pressure is gone, heart palpitations are gone, cholesterol at goal, lost 50 pounds without going on a diet… thanks Sativa! I feel and look 20 years younger and getting younger everyday! Stress and anger are a thing of the past and the family loves it. I no longer have chronic insomnia.

    I was a very unhappy, walking dead man before changing my life style.

    My life is fun again. I start everyday using pot. I take it like a medical regimen. I have 2 to 3 tokes every 3.5 to 4 hours all through the day…everyday and have for years. I don’t get baked or very stoned. Like any meds, you can’t over/under dose and expect proper results.

    For me, pot is a med, to be taken correctly.

    Selecting the correct strain is also critical. For me, a hybrid pot strain of 70 % sativa, with 30% indica is the way I start my day. I call it “get
    off your ass grass”.

    NOTE:, I’ve had to change the name to… get off your duff, stuff”. ( My lovely wife has brought it to my attention that, I no longer have an ass! ) Thanks for the update, Sweetheart!

    It keeps me active and in good spirits… It makes you feel young again! I never use indica till night, makes me feel lazy and sleepy all day, even depressed. I don’t use pot for recreation because I’m already in recreation mode all day, everyday. Like I said it’s a lifestyle change.

    I could triple the dose of any of the many meds I take daily and wind up in the hospital or dead. I could triple or quadruple my intake of pot and it
    wouldn’t do much more than put me to sleep, make me eat, dance, laugh, brainstorm or just trip. The benefits in the proper use of pot should not
    get mixed in with what people are doing to get it illegally.

    I am the most positive minded, focused, happiest, nicest and full of great expectations for the day ahead. I’m that way all day everyday as long as I use grass. I use it for pain relief, Insomnia, brain storming new ideas and much more.

    Why should I wait till “week-end recreation” to enjoy all the attributes and benefits?

    Of course at 71 and retired with a med pot grower license, it’s easy for me to live this life style. My lady is a baby boomer as well.

    Like us, most older folks have a lot of issues similar to ours. I finally got my lady to get on the same pot regimen as me because she no longer works, plus it’s legal now. She is experiencing the same benefits as me. She’s lost 50 pounds as well. She has stopped using prescribed Oxycodone for pain! (chronic regional pain syndrome). Pot just prevented another person from the horrible effects of prescribed Oxy addiction and saved me from alcohol addition.

    We’re like peas and carrots again! Seriously, our relationship is like it was approx.. 28 years ago. We got our groove back! We still have great fun and lots of love in our great relationship.

    That, will take us the rest of the way.

    Like I said, weed is absolutely unique. It can deliver what you seek. Be it physical, emotional, sexual, self revelations, pain relief, mood altering,
    artistic, focus, temperament enhancer, just having fun, a happier lifestyle, well being, brain storming new ideas with focus and passion. What can you do with all these features and benefit’s? I can live a longer, healthier life with fewer or no major organ or cancer issues.

    Why do I think this? Simple deduction. I have friends that have gone through cancer treatment and beat it! They starved the cancer and it left their body. One of the key counseling issues through out the entire treatment was absolutely no stress, worry, anxiety, anger or thinking anything that would trigger any of these emotions… ever! Which is debatably the very thing that caused the cancer in the first place.

    Cancer feeds off all negative emotions that produce heavy stress loads on different organs of the body. We all know how heavy that weight can become after years of unresolved issues. In my opinion, pot is tailor made for cancer patients as well as a proactive, pre-cancer med for high stress, worry, anxiety, anger or thinking anything that would trigger any of these emotions.

    I personally chose not to wait till I get a major organ breakdown or cancer to go on a pot regimen. Being proactive in the elimination of negative
    thoughts and lifestyle, make it possible to enjoy a healthier one. If you are older… positive, emotional, physical and recreational motivation is
    the key to enjoying a longer, healthier life! If you can’t enjoy your life when your healthy, what’s the point to a longer life?

    It seems like the logical proactive thing to do. I’ve asked four doctors this same question- if pot took away anxiety, anger or thinking anything
    that would trigger any negative emotions, could you live longer and healthier? They all said absolutely yes!

    They also added… stress can cause any major health problems in anyone no matter how healthy they are. Unchecked stress will not only kill you but it will also destroy your life years before you die. Personally speaking, I don’t want to be miserable and unhappy with no motivation.

    The right strain with proper amounts of THC is what can prevent negativity, depression, stress, boredom, anger, and isolation by changing your mindset, temperament and attitude’s.

    Cannabis CBD only… cannot! It does other great things!

    • Excuse me

      Well, for a fella that abused alcohol, diet, and became an inflamed mess, you have done pretty well. Most of that long diatribe is coherent. Congratulations.

      • Yeah, it was a long post. I appreciate your insight and grasp of my post though. Most folks would never have read it. There’s a lot, I feel, that never gets said because of length of content. The government is leaning toward new marijuana laws based on old belief’s, as we all know. I only hear two sides to the story… medical or recreational. There’s a third category that combine the two! That’s what Sessions and Washington need to know. I call it “Victory living”. Especially when older.

        Everything is a battle, everyday.
        A daily marijuana regimen is the only “non-addictive” way to have victory over… pain, depression, opiates, alcohol, anger, stress, negativity, motivation, anxiety, insomnia. As a data driven, Adult ADD I also use it for focus and have for over 50 years.
        President Trump has mentioned on several occasions about Student loans for people with “natural abilities” as an alternative to a typical school curriculum. The following is what President Trump should know… Pot saved my life, then gave me a life and still is. I was kicked out of every class in high school and as a result I never graduated. I had no education and no job skills, yet became a millionaire twice, owned several business’s. Lost both brothers and sister to hard drugs, all younger than me. They were never on a pot regimen.

        The text below is about people that were never diagnosed or treated for ADHD, yet were successful.
        Did they self medicate? We know some did! Perhaps they all did… we’ll never know.
        However, cannabis has been around for centuries, and like today, people discover the focusing qualities of marijuana everyday.
        Be honest… pot has been around a lot longer than Ritalin or Adderall.
        None of the people on the list below knew about Adult ADD. They were never diagnosed or
        treated. If they had of been, would they still be on this list?
        Or… did they achieve their passion and fame “because” they “weren’t” diagnosed and treated?
        They didn’t need help finding their way, they needed to be left alone, totally unaware of their gift in order to be who they were meant to be… alternative, out-of-the-box, possibility thinkers.
        I believe there are thousands of genius ADD contributors that have been denied their destiny because of ADD diagnosis
        and treatment… for 12 years, just to get a high school diploma.
        Education is a good thing… if it doesn’t hold you back! Having a diploma doesn’t mean you’re educated, being educated doesn’t mean you have a diploma.
        Focused passion, has a Master’s Degree in any goal and can transcend education… sometimes by centuries.

        Does your name belong on the list below?

        Architect
        Frank Lloyd Wright

        Artists
        Salvador Dali
        Pablo Picasso
        Vincent Van Gogh

        Athletes
        Terry Bradshaw
        Michael Phelps
        Pete Rose
        Nolan Ryan
        Michael Jordan
        Jason Kidd

        Authors
        Charlotte and Emily Bronte
        Samuel Clemens
        Emily Dickenson
        Edgar Allan Poe
        Ralph Waldo Emerson
        Robert Frost
        George Bernard Shaw
        Henry David Thoreau
        Leo Tolstoy
        Tennessee Williams
        Virginia Woolf
        William Butler Yeats

        Composer
        Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

        Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders
        Andrew Carnegie
        Malcolm Forbes
        Henry Ford
        Steve Jobs
        Bill Gates
        Sir Richard Branson
        David Neeleman
        Paul Orfalea
        Ted Turner

        Explorers
        Christopher Columbus
        Lewis and Clark

        Inventors
        Alexander Graham Bell
        Thomas Edison
        Benjamin Franklin

        Entertainers
        Justin Timberlake
        Adam Levine
        Channing Tatum
        Ann Bancroft
        Howie Mandel
        Jim Carrey
        Steve McQueen
        Jack Nicholson
        Ty Pennington
        Elvis Presley
        Evil and Robbie Knievel
        Sylvester Stallone
        Robin Williams

        Wright Brothers

        Photographer
        Ansel Adams

        Physicist
        Albert Einstein

        Political Figures
        James Carville
        John F. Kennedy

  • freewheelinfranklin543

    Trump wants to make nice now after nearly starting WW3. After promising to end the wars. And he inflicted Mr.Reefer Madness on the country as AG. His base is gone and his Presidency is pretty much over.

    • Etidorhpa

      Another liberal idiot. Your a waste my time to even try to explain it to you.

      • Rick Pauley

        It’s “you’re”. If you’re going to accuse someone of being an idiot, you might want to check your spelling, Einstein.

        • Excuse me

          If you want to go off point without a point to make yourself, complain about typos. Fine job, thanks for nada.

    • Azwe Thinkweiz

      MR. Reefer Madness has done nothing but Obama sure did. 2 years of a super majority and the dems did nothing! except spend millions raiding dispensaries. Well he has to finish Obama’s wars in order to end them, Obama wasn’t man enough to do anything but launch missiles, more than anyone else has….
      His base is still there. Put up Clinton again and you will see people who don’t like Trump come out and vote against her again. I am pretty sure he has a couple of years left at a minimum. Legalize MMJ and end the Korean War makes for a good resume enhancer. He certainly has done less harm to the country than Obama did.

  • Dante-the-cat

    Man, you guys are lucky Trump hates Sessions.

    • Azwe Thinkweiz

      You are really lucky Obama isn’t in office still. He did much more than Bush to harm the 10thA state rights, Trump so far hasn’t done anything(or anyone under him). It still goes back to dems having a super majority for 2 years and not doing anything on this.

      • Excuse me

        Absolutely correct. States Rights were almost DOA under Obama, unless it was to punish citizens for not saying “zee” or “them” to
        some unfortunate being with gender dysphoria.
        Why did Obama not push for rescheduling with his gang of crazies–Pelosi, Reid, Sanders–always available to do his bidding? They managed to push the most destructive healthcare bill possible, all the while with their noses firmly lodged in insurance industry advisors keesters. But these gods of liberal lunacy, of destructive national politics, of economic ruin, couldn’t take the political chance on Cannibis.

  • 360dunk

    Maybe Trump now realizes that the out-of-control opioid crisis can be made better by allowing the masses to spark up a joint instead. After all, it’s been shown that cannabis is a reasonable alternative to Vicodin and Oxycontin. If he really wants to gain America’s respect, he should continue to leave the cannabis industry alone….maybe even embrace it.

    Donald Trump has every right to braid his hair into dreadlocks, sway to some Bob Marley, and arrive to a staff meeting all glassy-eyed.

  • Rick Sizemore

    trump’y don’t have the balls to do nothing.he’s a liar and a crook.

  • Rob Woodside

    The irrationality of the stock market continues to amaze me. A couple of weeks ago, they said dope stocks had fallen 30% from the highs and if this year was the same as last year it was the time to buy as they never fell below 30% Well now they are down 40% but showing some signs of life. Dope is legal in Colorado but Trump’s crew, especially Sessions, the Attorney General, want to fill the jails. So a Colorado senator said he would block Sessions judicial appointments until Trump’s crew would not interfere with States Rights to legalize it and profit. They’ve stacked the US Supreme Court and are now trying to do the same with Federal judges and prosecutors. Finally last Friday Trump said they would honour states rights for MEDICAL marijuana and the dope tocks started to move. This is hilarious for two reasons. The Toronto stock market got Reefer Madness and are now refusing to list dope stocks with US operations. So the Canadian dope companies have been at pains to sell US assets and proclaim that they only operate where dope is federally legal. Of course a US federal legalization will be good for the industry, but why should the Canadian stocks increase when they have nothing to do with the US? Perhaps more importantly, why should anyone believe what Trump says? What he does is crucial, if not disastrous. So this may be a suckers ralley

    • Excuse me

      Markets react to news, investor sentiment, winds of change. Its not just PEs and ROIs.

    • BA5578

      Your use of the word “honour” gave you away. That’s ok- my wife is also Canadian. Some of her family members are losing their minds as Canada launches federal legalization this month. They buy into the Reefer Madness with all of the usual claims that cannabis is highly addictive and has no medicinal value.
      I can appreciate your interest in our legalization efforts, but we still have a ways to go. Our politicians at the federal level are too busy lining their pockets to see that we’re making legalization happen at the state level. Hopefully a worthy bill, like the STATES Act, will get passed and the federal government will just get out of the way.
      The short story is that we’ve been lied to for so long about this life- saving plant and anyone paying any attention at all is seeing right through it. Unfortunately what it will take for some people to get on board, is to have a family member or close friend with Epilepsy, MS, PTSD, cancer…….; all medical conditions that are significantly helped by cannabis.
      And please, stop calling it “dope”!