Donald Trump Should Prevent A.G. Jeff Sessions from Cracking Down on Legal Marijuana.
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Trump Promised to Let States Decide on Legal Pot, Yet Appointed Anti-Pot Jeff Sessions to Be Attorney General
Donald Trump should follow up on his campaign promise by respecting state's rights, which is what Republicans respect in so many other aspects of law. Jeff Sessions would be wasting millions in federal money by trying to crack down on legal states.
Legalization Cuts Black Market Profits and Prevents Pot Abuse Amongst Minors.
Trump has expressed concern over the effect Mexican Drug Cartels have on our society through his advocacy for a stronger boarder. Legalization will cut their profits significantly. Marijuana sales will be through licensed vendors who check for IDs, unlike black market dealers. This prevents children from having access.
Legalization Will Generate Billions in Tax Revenue
Donald Trump wants to generate revenue for our country, this is the best way to go about doing so. Legal Marijuana will generate a $40 Billion industry.
Legalization Has Too Much Momentum to Be Stopped.
8 states (Nevada, Maine, Colorado, Washington, California, Massachusetts, Alaska, and Oregon) and Washington, D.C. have voted to legalize marijuana. The populations of those states add up to be over half of the U.S. population. Revamping a drug war and cracking down on those legal states will be a waste of money and a road to nowhere. $1 trillion has been wasted in the War on Drugs, yet the United States has no success to show for it. Who has won the war? Definitely not the U.S. Government. The black market has.
The Obama Administration has Implemented Mandates to Not Crack Down on Legal Marijuana States. Please Prevent Sessions from Ignoring those.
The Cole Memo was written under former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and states that the federal government will not interfere with states that legalize recreational and medical marijuana so long as they follow a series of guidelines set forth within the document.
Also, The Hinchey-Rohrabacher amendment is a piece of congressional legislation that prohibits the Department of Justice from spending federal dollars to enforce federal prohibition in states that have moved to decriminalize or legalize medical marijuana.
Donald Trump, Please Find Common Ground With the 60% of Americans Who Support Legalization. Show Integrity and Compassion in Regard to the Liberties Americans Deserve.
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