lifting the federal Marijuana ban
Marijuana has been making the news quite recently especially since the recent announcement by the Californian government to legalize its use. The beverage industries in California has also contributed to its fame as they consider the option of cannabis infused drinks.
And now, the US government, Donald Trump has hinted that he will be in favor of lifting the federal Marijuana ban. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif has stated that the White House will start making preparations toward lifting the ban once the midterm elections are over.
Dependable information coming from the White House has shown that the president might actually be serious about fulfilling his campaign promise.
“I have been talking to people inside the White House who know and inside the president’s entourage… I have talked to them at length. I have been reassured that the president intends on keeping his campaign promise,” Rohrabacher said.
According to Rohrabacher to FOX Business, the US president has made a solid resolution and he is very willing to fix the Marijuana regulation problem, as he promised during his campaigns.
Rohrabacher has also said that while the president is in full support of legalizing marijuana, he will only be doing that for medical marijuana and at the federal level too. As for the legalization of recreational marijuana, the president would be leaving that to the different states.
“I would expect after the election we will sit down and we’ll start hammering out something that is specific and real,” he said.
Though he is up for reelection this November, the Californian congressman will have a tough time winning the seat. Well, only because the seat has been singled out by National Democrats as a part of their grand plan in winning the majority of the House when the midterm election comes.
So far, the polling average shows that Rohrabacher, along with his Democrat opponent, Harley Rouda are both in a tough position with nothing having 48 percent of voter support.
The Marijuana regulation laws have been as they are for a long while now. Talks of reforming the regulation have been ongoing for decades but the reforms have been delayed, especially on the federal level. However, the news that the government of California has just recently legalized recreational marijuana will hopefully serve as a motivation for reformation on the federal level.
If not during the spring of 2019, the reforms will likely be affected in the next legislative session. This reform will only affect medical marijuana as Trump is leaving the business of legalizing recreational marijuana in the hands of the states.