At the Republican National Convention this week, Donald J. Trump will be officially crowned the party’s presidential candidate. With the possibility of a Trump presidency becoming very, very real, cannabis advocates are naturally curious about just what that would mean for legalization efforts.
As with many of Trump’s policies, specifics are vexingly hard to come by. The “Positions” section of his official website does not offer any comment on cannabis. The only official comment on drugs can be found under the “Issues” section, in which he offers a short video on the drug epidemic in New Hampshire. In it, he promises to stem the flow of drugs from south of the border (with the Mexico-funded wall, of course), but neither gives specifics on what drugs he’s referring to nor offers any opinion on the legal cannabis already being grown right here in the U.S.
None of the other materials on the site offer any comment on cannabis. Trump has spoken on the issue previously, but his comments are a far cry from an actual policy position. In 1990, he came out strongly in favor of legalization. And not just for cannabis, but for all drugs.
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