While the majority of the cannabis community waits on bended knee to learn how the Trump Administration will decide to handle legal marijuana, the president himself recently offered up a vague response to a related issue that is sure to keep them guessing. At least until the thugs over at the DEA come kicking down their doors.
During a Super Bowl Sunday interview with Westwood One, broadcaster Jim Gray asked President Trump to give his opinion on the NFL Players Association pushing to make marijuana consumption a less threatening offense to the careers of league players. Gray simply asked if the president would support allowing NFL players to use marijuana.
"Well, I have no opinion on it. They’re going to have to take a look at that," Trump said. "They’re going to talk with the league, they’re going to be talking to, obviously, government officials wherever it may be.”
Trump’s response to this issue seems a bit curious, if not completely suspect, especially since he maintained throughout his campaign that he supports medical marijuana “100 percent.” Now, all of a sudden, as Commander in Chief, he has “no opinion” on whether NFL players should be permitted to use marijuana as an alternative to dangerous prescription drugs.
Perhaps this rickety retort has something to do with Trump’s selection for Attorney General of the United States, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. Some fear this man, who has been quoted as saying "good people do not use marijuana," is about go ballistic on the legal cannabis trade by unleashing a major crackdown. There is a distinct possibility that the president’s tight lips on the subject may be a tremor leading up to the quake that is set to unfold in the coming months. But the truth of the matter is, no one really has a clue.
Interestingly, Trump ended his brief statement on the use of marijuana in the NLF by suggesting that he had more to say on the topic – just not at the moment.
“When it comes up to the level of the presidency I’ll have an opinion,” he said.