“On the first great-weather day of Spring 2018, President Donald Trump has committed to withdrawing federal objections to the legalization of marijuana, reports Tom Angell of Marijuana Moment.”
It was a great weather day here, too, though a cold front and thunderboomers marred it somewhat. But this is startling news, after AG Sessions’ gungho drug war rhetoric. Maybe he really is on the outs and may resign over this.
“This is huge, as it would unambiguously allow states to pursue legalization without worrying about a federal crackdown such as the one proposed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the start of this year. ”
Via Nick Gillespie at Reason
UPDATE: Ilya Somin of the Volokh Conspiracy doesn’t trust Trump or the House GOP on this.
MORE: Not to be outdone by Trump, who wants to allow individual states to pursue legalization, the Dims are going for across-the-board federal decriminalization. Wonder how that would apply to states like Texas where it still is illegal.