Does Trump want to take away your medical marijuana?
The budget proposal just sent to Congress from the White House might mean the Feds can come for your medical marijuana. And of course, nothing goes into a budget proposal that does not come from the lips of that very stable genius, the Person Really In Charge (“PRIC”), @reallyDonaldJTrumpolini.
First, you have to understand how things work now: Even though marijuana is still illegal and the Feds consider it to be a demon weed on the same scale as, for instance, heroin, there has been a saving grace clause in every budget since 2014. Heretofore, because of this saving grace part of the budget, the Justice Department is prevented from using USGummint money to go after states that legalize medical marijuana. That prohibition keeps the Feds from coming for your medical marijuana and from suing states that want to allow medical weed.
But NOOOO–the very stable genius has come up with a budget that ELIMINATES that prohibition, allowing the Justus Department to use Federal (your) bucks to sue states that allow medical marijuana. (To be fair, 0bama’s budget also made the same proposal.)
To add insult to injury, the new budget also prevents Washington DC from legalizing weed. Get real–does anyone really believe that a ban on weed will make DC a safer and saner place?
The best thing that could happen to Congress is if they passed a doobie around, or made laws while sitting down at the bong. Congressperson: “Yo, dude, that Pentagon money request is like death warmed over.” Senateperson: “Bro, that came from some old white republicans. Savage.”
What do you think?