Noah Berger/ap It’s Hard To Predict How Trump Will Proceed.

Google Play That approach would potentially satisfy both conservatives who support legalization and conservatives who respect the political powers reserved for the state governments rather than the federal government under the US Constitution. The decision would leave marijuana legalization advocates on both sides of the aisle happy. There is a middle ground. Trump might support states’ rights on paper, while finding other ways to undermine the legal marijuanaindustry. Many of these options are remnants of President Barack Obama’s administration, which was also soft on marijuana reform. His administration may very well preserve marijuana’s Schedule I classification, which makes it difficult for scientists to get their hands on the drug for research. The federal government might penalize banks that take money from companies that work in weed, and make it more difficult for those “ganjapreneurs” to do business. (While the Department of Justice largely stays out of the way of marijuana-focused companies that abide by state laws, few banks and credit unions take the risk of opening accounts for those entrepreneurs.) The Department of Justice might shape the market by raiding a dispensary or two in states where they’re legal to operate, sending waves of fear throughout the industry. Police officers arrest a pro-marijuana protester outside Oaksterdam University in Oakland, California, in 2012. Noah Berger/AP It’s hard to predict how Trump will proceed. The real-estate billionaire has flip-flopped on the issue throughout his public life.

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