White House Promises "Greater Enforcement" Of Marijuana Laws

The fun is over.

By Eric Shorey

Donald Trump's presidency has already become a living nightmare for every minority group imaginable, but now his team seems to be going after a new target: pot smokers. In a press conference held just yesterday, White House Press Secretary and angry baby Sean Spicer announced that people should expect to see “greater enforcement” of the federal law against marijuana use.

Spicer's message is pretty ridiculous for a few reasons: 1) Many states moved towards legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana in the past election. 2) Only moments before had he been touting the importance of states rights in relation to transgender bathroom laws. Guess states rights only matter when they can be used to disenfranchise marginalized people? 3) Don't we all have better things to worry about?

Spicer went on to specify that President Donald Trump “understands the pain and suffering that many people go through who are facing especially terminal diseases, and the comfort that some of these drugs, including medical marijuana, can bring to them,” he said. As for “recreational marijuana, that’s a very, very different subject."

“When you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we should be doing is encouraging people,” he cotinued. 

According to Politico, Aaron Smith, The National Cannabis Industry Association's executive director, issued a statement saying that "it would be a mistake for the Department of Justice to overthrow the will of the voters and state governments who have created carefully regulated adult-use marijuana programs."

Happy Friday, everyone!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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