No matter how many handy gadgets we recommend, the 4/20 holiday is legally tenuous for tokers in the 21 (mostly-red) states that don’t allow for recreational or medical marijuana use. But that could change with a word from the president. A week after promising Colorado’s Republican Senator that the feds would keep their hands off state-sanctioned marijuana operations, Trump has the opportunity to make good on his word. Will he?
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Last Friday, Trump broke the standoff and promised to uphold his campaign pledge and leave cannabis legalization to individual states. But given how often the President pivots on well, just about every issue put before him, not to mentions Session’s zealousness in enforcing drug statutes that incarcerate and harm minorities, can we really trust that this administration will do right by medical marijuana patients and respect states’ rights? Jonathan Havens, Co-Chair of the Cannabis Law Practice at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, is not convinced.
“I’m generally a bit skeptical,” Havens told Engadget. “Interested, encouraged, but skeptical … until there’s actually a proposal that’s out there, it’s debated, it’s voted out of Congress, and the President signed it into law.”
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