Trump’s Appointment Of Jeff Sessions As Attorney General Did Little To Ease Concerns About A Potential Crackdown On The Drug, With The Former Alabama Senator Having Been A Vocal Critic Of Marijuana Usage In The Past.

Because again there is a big difference between the medical use that’s very different from the recreational use, which is something the Department of Justice will be further looking into.” The press secretary’s separation of medicinal and recreational use was taken by many as a signal that the administration may very well take action on the recreational market. Medical marijuana is currently legal in 28 states and Washington, D.C., while recreational marijuana is legal in eight states and D.C. ‘We hope they value states’ rights’ However, analysts are cautiously optimistic that the marijuana industry will continue to expand, with projections from industry group GreenWave Advisors pointing to a $6.5 billion market in 2016, despite Spicer’s comments. “Nothing the press secretary said indicates a specific plan or position the administration is taking,” said Mason Tvert, a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, a pro-legalization group. “We still know the same amount regarding their position as we did before. The administration has said they value states’ rights we certainly hope they value states’ rights when it comes to marijuana policy.” The Department of Justice declined to comment for this report, and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Trump’s appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General did little to ease concerns about a potential crackdown on the drug, with the former Alabama senator having been a vocal critic of marijuana usage in the past. At his Senate confirmation hearing in January, Sessions did not appear to take a harsher approach to enforcing federal law on marijuana policy. “I think the states will still have the right to enforce their own laws,” said Matt Karnes, founder of GreenWave Advisors.

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