This came to us from LEAP.
Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that a crackdown on adult use of marijuana is coming.
In what appears to be an ominous warning to the recreational marijuana industry, Spicer stated during a press briefing that the Trump administration expects to see greater enforcement of federal drug laws, which still list marijuana as an illegal substance, despite recent movement toward respecting state laws and making marijuana enforcement a low priority for the federal government.
While Spicer said the crackdown would not impact medical marijuana enforcement, the eight states that have implemented fully legal, regulated, and controlled marijuana programs will not be protected. This sets a dangerous precedent for the future of drug policy reform.
A clear majority of Americans support legalization of marijuana. Now is the time to make our voices heard – our elected officials need to know that we insist on protecting states’ rights and ending marijuana prohibition on a federal level.
The Law Enforcement Action Partnership is working to defend a more ethical, practical approach to drug policy. Our criminal justice experts know that prohibitive marijuana laws and federal crackdowns do not work.