Obama’s Marijuana Take Sends Donald Trump a Message: Decriminalize Pot Now
In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, outgoing President Barack Obama makes his most explicit comments about marijuana decriminalization to date.
He argues that cannabis should be treated as a public-health issue along the lines of cigarettes and alcohol — and pointedly notes that most of those who voted for President-elect Donald Trump agree with him.
These remarks send an unmistakable message to Trump at a time when his nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for the position of U.S. Attorney General is still sending shock waves through the marijuana industry in Colorado and beyond. But a national marijuana advocate who keeps a close eye on the Colorado scene criticizes Obama for waiting so long to make these statements and encourages him to take positive action on the drug-war front before leaving office.
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