Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci says he thinks Prez Trump is "going to legalize marijuana ... after the midterms"

As covered here by Marijuana Moment, today brings a notable comment about marijuana reform from a notable former insider:

President Trump will push for marijuana legalization after the upcoming elections, according to former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.

“I do. I think he’s going to legalize marijuana,” Scaramucci told founder Charles Peralo in an interview this week. “I think he’s waiting for after the midterms. I think he’s on the side of legalization.”

Whether Scaramucci is basing his prediction on a hunch or insider knowledge is unclear. He might have only lasted 10 days at the White House, but he still claims to talk with the president on occasion. In any case, “The Mooch,” as he is known, did not respond to a Marijuana Moment request for clarification via Twitter DM....

Trump said earlier this year that he’s inclined to support a bipartisan congressional bill that would let states implement their own marijuana laws without federal interference.

The Mooch isn’t alone in his belief. Last month, marijuana-friendly Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said in an interview that cannabis reform would be on the White House agenda after the midterms and that legislation would be in the works “as early as spring of 2019.”

“I would expect after the election we will sit down and we’ll start hammering out something that is specific and real,” the congressman said.

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Yes, if the Democrats win the House, legalization will give the President and the Democrats something to work on.

Posted by: Pat Oglesby | Nov 3, 2018 2:20:50 PM

While Your News Wire claimed that President Trump was to sign legislation “which will make medical marijuana federally legal for terminally ill patients,” I think this is the fantastic decisions of Trump if he do this. Because Medical Marijuana is very impressive herbs which help the body in different ways

Posted by: kevin | Dec 12, 2018 1:49:04 AM

I say let it become legal so people don't have more rights taken away. I know of several people in my church that live in low income housing and are told that they CAN NOT smoke or have any type of marijuana on them or on the property or be evicted if they do. And the management company is pushing it and has evicted some for use of their medical marijuana. This is WRONG and immoral of that company to bully people. Legalize marijuana so people don't have to live in fear.

Posted by: Pastor Robert Hoffa | Jan 22, 2019 10:43:02 AM

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