Asked in a new interview about President Trump’s position on changing federal marijuana laws, a top reelection campaign aide said the administration’s policy is that cannabis and other currently illegal drugs should remain illegal. “I think the president has been pretty clear on his views on marijuana at the federal level,” said Marc Lotter, director […]

President Trump’s budget proposal for the fiscal year 2021 would remove a rider containing protections for state-legal medical cannabis programs; congressional lawmakers, however, are expected to override the move. The proposal also includes restrictions to block Washington D.C., where cannabis possession and personal cultivation are legal, from establishing an adult-use marketplace. See the original article […]

President Trump could be heard saying that using marijuana makes people “lose IQ points” in a secretly recorded conversation released on Saturday. “In Colorado they have more accidents,” the president said in the clip captured by Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani, who is at the center of the Ukraine scandal that […]

Officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have come out against a series of bills that are designed to protect VA benefits for veterans who use marijuana. While the Trump administration representatives present said the department opposes the bills, support was widespread among witnesses and subcommittee members, at least for some of the […]

President Donald Trump’s administration will soon unveil a plan for federal cannabis reform, according to Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California. Moreover, the congressman who represents coastal Orange County said the president had spoken about legalizing medical marijuana at the national level and allowing states to decide whether recreational use would be permitted as it […]

Despite President Trump’s public support of state-regulated legal cannabis, documents reveal he had convened a secret anti-cannabis effort to combat public support for marijuana reform efforts across the country. The group, reportedly named the Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee, has been instructed by the White House to gather data demonstrating the most significant negative trends related […]

It’s more than soybean farmers and car makers who could feel the effects of Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products. The legal cannabis industry will take a hit as well. By increasing prices on Chinese-made products, Trump has essentially forced American manufacturers to take time out of running their businesses to find alternate suppliers, “or […]

Yesterday Senators Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill that would protect states with legalized marijuana, but many wondered if it actually has a chance to become law. Trump spoke to the press before leaving for a G7 summit in Canada when a reporter asked if the president supports Gardner and Warren’s bill. Trump […]

When Donald Trump offered Sen. Jeff Sessions the position of attorney general, the pick drew criticism from civil rights groups and immigrant advocates. In the fast-growing, multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, it is also raising fears. Sessions is no fan of marijuana or its legalization, based on his previous comments, and as attorney general he would oversee […]

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 […]