Trump Removes Marijuana Opposition from White House Website Immediately After Taking Office

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.

11 thoughts on “Trump Removes Marijuana Opposition from White House Website Immediately After Taking Office”

  1. When enough states have legalized cannabis, I never use the term “marijuana/marihauna,” prohibition will crumble under its own weight. How long will this take? Could take decades, or it might only take a few years. A lot depends on just how many states legalize. It’ll mostly be the far western states, with a few exceptions, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and the northeastern states legalizing.

  2. President Trump did NOT delete anything from President Obamas whitehouse website. With each new Pres, the prior website is archived and a new whitehouse website begins. President Obamas Whitehouse website is still available to view.

  3. OMG fact check please I hate articles not written with truth!! When every president takes office all these pages are moved! In a couple weeks you will start to see the pages under Trump . The pages for LGBT and climate change are gone to just like when Obama took office! They will be replaced!!

    • yeah but many of the pages like for energy have been replaced with new policy positions by Trump. marijuana hasn’t been replaced. if he wanted to continue the same full on prohibitron he would have just exchanged the pages with something else.

  4. Here are several extracts from an article posted at the ‘Tenth Amendment Center’ on 30th Dec 2015, concerning Prohibition and Federal Law:

    “Of course, the federal government lacks any constitutional authority to ban or regulate marijuana within the borders of a state, despite the opinion of the politically connected lawyers on the Supreme Court. If you doubt this, ask yourself why it took a constitutional amendment to institute federal alcohol prohibition.”

    “FBI statistics show that law enforcement makes approximately 99 of 100 marijuana arrests under state, not federal law.”

    “Furthermore, figures indicate it would take 40 percent of the DEA’s yearly-budget just to investigate and raid all of the dispensaries in Los Angeles – a single city in a single state. That doesn’t include the cost of prosecution. The lesson? The feds lack the resources to enforce marijuana prohibition without state assistance.”

    “With nearly half the country legalizing marijuana, the feds find themselves in a position where they simply can’t enforce prohibition any more. The feds need state cooperation to fight the “drug war,” and that has rapidly evaporated in the last few years with state legalization, practically nullifying the ban.”

    “The lesson here is pretty straight forward. When enough people say, ‘No!’ to the federal government, and enough states pass laws backing those people up, there’s not much the feds can do to shove their so-called laws, regulations or mandates down our throats,” Tenth Amendment Center founder and executive director Michael Boldin said.

    http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2015/12/vermont-bill-would-legalize-marijuana-for-recreational-use-effectively-nullify-federal-prohibition/

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