February 11, 2020

trump on marijuana, trump stance on cannabis legalization

Trump has talked up medical legalization, but his latest budget directly attacks it. (AP)

Donald Trump has long claimed to support cannabis legalization.

In 1990, he said the US was “losing badly the war on drugs” and would “have to legalize drugs to win that war.” As a candidate for president in 2015, he said that “medical should happen” while adult-use legalization “should be a state issue.” In 2018, he said he would “probably end up supporting” a bill to end the federal prohibition and allow states to chart their own course.

But for all his talk, President Trump’s actions tell a different tale. On Monday, the president unveiled his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, and it’s yet again a sour…

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