President Trump is being questioned by a Democratic lawmaker over his stance on marijuana all because of Donald’s relationship with Kush. Jared Kushner, that is.
In an interview with The Commercial Appeal, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said he was trying to sort out the president’s “hazy” position on enforcing federal laws on marijuana use and believes Trump’s son-in-law and daughter would moderate his views.
“It comes down to WWJD — What would Jared do?” Cohen said.
Kushner, who serves as Trump’s Senior Adviser in the White House, hasn’t publicly commented on legalizing weed. However, Cohen, who’s a strong advocate of medical marijuana and legalization in the states, has a gut feeling that because Kushner is young, he’s most likely an ally to the cause.
“I feel confident that Kushner and Ivanka Trump would advise the president not to come down harder on marijuana,” Cohen continued. “How can you be 36 years old and grow up in New York City and be for having people jailed for marijuana? It’s like the witch hunts. A hundred years from now people will think it’s such backwards thinking.”
Trump proudly stated throughout the campaign that he doesn’t drink alcohol and doesn’t do drugs, and often encouraged millennials to never experiment with illicit substances.
“If you don’t drink and you don’t do drugs, your children … are going to have a tremendously enhanced chance of really being successful and having a good life,” Trump told a New Hampshire town hall in 2015.
Appointing Jeff Sessions to be his Attorney General, Trump signaled that his administration would crack down on enforcing federal marijuana laws against states that have legalized recreational use. Colorado and Washington were among the first states to expand marijuana laws to allow recreational use, and now, 26 states and Washington D.C. allow some form of legalized marijuana uses (either recreational or medical).
So far, there haven’t been any reported crackdowns on marijuana use in states where it’s legal, so the paranoia that potheads currently experience isn’t completely justified in reality yet.