Immediately after taking office yesterday President Donald Trump’s Administration removed a page on the White House’s website declaring opposition to legalizing marijuana and other drugs.
Prior to Trump taking office yesterday, there was a page on the White House’s website – under the section for the Office of National Drug Control Policy – titled “Marijuana”. The page stated that the president “steadfastly opposes legalization of marijuana and other drugs because legalization would increase the availability and use of illicit drugs, and poise significant health and safety risks to all Americans, particularly young people”.
Immediately after Trump took office yesterday, the page was promptly removed from the White House’s website. When you go to the link for the page, it says “Sorry, the page you’re looking for can’t be found.”
Although this may be a simple case of the new administration pressing the reset button, it’s worth noting that there are plenty of other pages on the site that remain. As such, it could be an indication that Trump will take a different approach to marijuana; potentially one that keeps the federal government out of the picture, allowing states to decide.
At this point it’s simply unknown, however, what exactly Trump will do.
We will keep you updated.