We all know that Donald Trump won the presidency in November 2016. It has been 66 days since he assumed leadership of the White House and it has been a confusing mess since then. He just cannot get any major legislature approved and people all across the United States continue to resist his presidency. Now that we see the incompetence of the Congress, the U.S. President and the White House, how then should we feel about recreational marijuana and the new administration?
Well, for starters, Sean Spicer, the spokesperson for the President has blatantly indicated that marijuana should be compared or connected to opioid addiction. Wow! Isn’t that interesting. Opioid addiction is a pretty harsh way to compare marijuana since it has helped so many sick people. In addition, Spicer gave a warning against the White House being lenient towards the laws governing recreational marijuana. He alluded to the fact that it would not be the same as is extended to medical marijuana.
Should the advocates for medical marijuana and recreational marijuana be concerned? Yes, we think so. It is concerning that President Donald Trump, his staff, the feds and the U.S. government have little concern about recreational cannabis, even though, it has been made legal in so many states, many of whom were on the ballot during the Presidential election in November 2016. Instead of giving guidance for recreational marijuana and medical cannabis, the new government is giving dire warnings through their spokesperson, Sean Spicer.
We don’t yet know the treatment that the cannabis industry will receive from this new White House administration. If you are getting ready for a bad sign from the government, Sean Spicer’s words is every indication that you should prepare yourself for anything, especially for recreational marijuana. In just one week, the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions and Sean Spicer, White House spokesperson have made similar comments regarding the federal government and its possible crack down on marijuana dispensaries and other related businesses. This is particular true for businesses that sell recreational marijuana legally.
What would determine a crackdown of legalized marijuana by the federal government? It is still uncertain and investors may be holding back until there is certainty on what this new White House administration is getting ready to do with the cannabis industry and recreational marijuana. Following the statements made by Sean Spicer, for example, the only marijuana traded stock on the New York Stock market fell nearly ten percent. That is an indication of the sensitivity of this topic.
The Additional Warning
According to Sean Spicer, he believes that there will be more law enforcement against the use of recreational marijuana as it is still illegal to the federal government. This warning may be disconcerting to owners of marijuana dispensaries that are legally selling recreational cannabis. Of course, Spicer left out what the meaning of more enforcement meant and how marijuana dispensaries will be handled. There are legalities involved in moving forward as state laws and federal laws are so diverse and incomparable. The states that have made recreational marijuana legal are California, Maine, Colorado, Alaska, Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada, DC and Washington State. So, if you do business in those states as a marijuana dispensary owner, stay tuned. As of yet, Donald Trump has not said anything about the matter himself. In the meantime, go to the Cannabis Training University to look at the different cannabis laws.
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