If only the word of the 45th President of the United States meant anything at all, then this would be a great omen for the upcoming 4/20 celebrations. Old DJT has promised a Colorado Senator that he will support the protection of state-legalized marijuana. So, as soon as Hillary is in jail and there’s a wall across the Mexican border, then we should assume that he’s making his way down the list to legal weed.
The pledge is likely a relief of sorts to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), a proponent of legal cannabis who’s been at odds with Attorney General Jeff Sessions ever since he withdrew the 420-friendly Cole Memo (which gives protections to state-legal cannabis) in January. In response to reversing the memo Gardner said that he would block all nominations to Department of Justice.
But last Wednesday, President Trump assured Gardner that the federal government was not going to target Colorado’s cannabis industry. Gardner announced this on Friday.
“Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana,” he said, as reported by The Washington Post. “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.”
The senator also indicated that he was placated and would stop blocking DOJ nominees. “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. Because of these commitments, I have informed the Administration that I will be lifting my remaining holds on Department of Justice nominees.”
The pledge from Trump comes on the heels of other surprising motions of cannabis advocacies from prominent conservatives Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.