Congressman Says Trump Plans to Back State Marijuana Laws, Unveil Federal Reforms, Following Midterms
Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) says that the Trump Administration has made a “solid commitment” to fix federal marijuana laws in order to respect states’ rights after next month’s election.
In an interview with Fox Business on Thursday, Rohrabacher said that he had been talking with people inside the White House about ending marijuana prohibition, and says he’s been “reassured that the president intends on keeping his campaign promise” to protect state marijuana laws from federal interference.
“I would expect after the election we will sit down and we’ll start hammering out something that is specific and real,” he said. “It could be as early as spring of 2019, but definitely in the next legislative session”.
Rohrabacher says that Trump has made a “solid commitment” to do so.
In April President Trump pledged that the federal government won’t interfere with state laws that legalize marijuana, and said he’ll support legislative efforts to cement this.