Now various Republicans have taken a dive on the late 2019 cannabis stock crash it looks as though the right’s love affair with regulated cannabis is on the wane.
We’d suggest the first sign of this is Trump announcing that he now reserves the right to ignore a congressionally approved provision that seeks to protect state medical marijuana laws from federal interference.
Obviously this aside by Trump is part of the bigger battle between the White House & Congress now we are into impeachment territory
Forbes goes on to report
“Division B, section 531 of the Act provides that the Department of Justice may not use any funds made available under this Act to prevent implementation of medical marijuana laws by various States and territories,” Trump wrote in a signing statement. “My Administration will treat this provision consistent with the President’s constitutional responsibility to faithfully execute the laws of the United States.”
Although the vague language doesn’t directly say he plans to ignore Congress’s will to block Justice Department prosecution of medical cannabis patients and providers, presidents typically use signing statements such as this one to flag provisions of laws they are enacting which they believe could impede on their executive authorities. By calling out the medical marijuana rider, Trump is making clear that his administration believes it can broadly enforce federal drug laws against people complying with state medical marijuana laws even though Congress told him not to.
But it doesn’t necessarily mean that a crackdown is on the way.
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