This isn’t about the Dept. of Justice which STILL has marijuana on the books as a dangerous drug and is therefore illegal…
This is about Donald Trump issuing marching orders TO the Dept. of Justice….
Trump overruled AG Sessions because Republican Colorado US Senator Cory Gardner had locked up any White House DOJ pick in the Senate …..
He has relented in the nomination holds on a promise from the President….
This is ANOTHER example of a Republican lawmaker that taken Trump to task and getting their way….
It is unknown actually if the Trump order applies to other states like California, which Trump isn’t so happy about…
President Trump personally directed the abrupt retreat, which came at the behest of Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado. White House officials confirmed the policy shift Friday. Trump did not inform Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions in advance of the change in policy, an almost unheard of undermining of a Cabinet official.
In conversation with Trump this week, Gardner said he was assured that the federal government would not interfere with his state’s marijuana industry and that Trump would champion a new law that gives states the authority to set their own pot policies. In response, he lifted his remaining holds on nominees…..
Aaron Lachant, an attorney in Los Angeles who represents marijuana businesses, expressed concern that Gardner’s deal might apply only to Colorado.
“The agreement itself appears narrow and only applicable to that state,” he said. “Nevertheless, it is an encouraging sign when in the last year all the messages coming from Washington have been about enforcement. This suggests they are finally moving toward policy solutions.”
A leader of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), called the commitment Gardner secured from Trump “another head-spinning moment.”….
We’ll see how this plays….
In other Trump announcement’s have been pulled back after other’s get ahold of Trump after he says something…..