Quoted: The Trump Administration On Marijuana

March 02, 2017 | WES ABNEY

A collection of quotes from Trump's administration on marijuana.


"In terms of marijuana and legalization, I think that should be a state issue, state-by-state… Marijuana is such a big thing. I think medical should happen — right? Don’t we agree? I think so. And then I really believe we should leave it up to the states." - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP reported by Washington Post, Nov. 9, 2016


“And I think that when you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we should be doing is encouraging people [to smoke Cannabis].”


“We need grown-ups in Washington to say marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized, it ought not to be minimized, that it is in fact a very real danger.”


“I think this legislation, as it moves forward, should still seek to continue to send a way strong message to the people of Indiana and particularly to those who would come into our state to deal drugs, that we are tough and we’re going to stay tough on narcotics in this state.” (2013 Statement as Governor of Indiana)


“We sometimes used to make the point that if someone wanted to smuggle in a dangerous weapon, even a nuclear weapon, into America, how would they do it? And the suggestion was made, ‘Well, we’ll simply hide it in a bale of marijuana.’” (Reported by CNN)


“We’re losing badly the war on drugs. You have to legalize drugs to win that war. You have to take the profit away from these drug czars.”


“We’re becoming a drug-infested nation… Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars. We’re not going to let it happen any longer.”

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