To say that the Trump Administration has been busy over the last seven weeks would be a gross understatement. Between Trump’s misinformed and reality-denying Tweets, they’ve passed nefarious policies that degrade immigrants and harm the environment, along with a plethora of other actions and statements that are damaging the fabric of the nation. The White House has now put recreational marijuana in its crosshairs, and this is an issue that politicians and partisans from both sides of the aisle are up in arms about.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the Trump Administration would likely enforce the federal laws against marijuana, though states have been moving toward decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana for years now. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also hinted that he wants to crack down on cannabis use. One of the reasons? Because he believes marijuana has increased violent incidents.
“I believe it’s an unhealthy practice,” Sessions told reporters at the Department of Justice last month, “and current levels of THC in marijuana are very high compared to what they were a few years ago, and we’re seeing real violence around that.”
Sessions’ old fashioned way of thinking clashes with the modern movement behind marijuana acceptance—but will this new administration dismantle decades of progress in next four years? MERRY JANE News takes a closer look.