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Ex-Aide: Trump Will Back Legalizing Marijuana After Election

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President Donald Trump will push for marijuana legalization after the upcoming elections, according to former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.

“I do. I think he’s going to legalize marijuana,” Scaramucci told Succeed.com founder Charles Peralo in an interview on Oct. 30, 2018. “I think he’s waiting for after the midterms. I think he’s on the side of legalization.”

Whether Scaramucci is basing his prediction on a hunch or insider knowledge is unclear. He might have only lasted 10 days at the White House, but he still claims to talk with the president on occasion. In any case, “The Mooch,” as he is known, did not respond to a Marijuana Moment request for clarification via Twitter direct message.

If he is right, though, he didn’t reiterate his previously expressed concerns about legal cannabis leading to a “zombie apocalypse.”

Trump said earlier in 2018 that he’s inclined to support a bipartisan congressional bill that would let states implement their own marijuana laws without federal interference.

Other GOP Insiders Say Federal Marijuana Reform Is Coming Soon

Scaramucci isn’t alone in his belief. Last month, marijuana-friendly Republican U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California  said in an interview that cannabis reform would be on the White House agenda after the midterms and that legislation would be in the works “as early as spring of 2019.”

“I would expect after the election we will sit down and we’ll start hammering out something that is specific and real,” Rohrabacher said.

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  1. The mooch was fired because he can’t find his butt with both hands. Everyone knows Little Donny doesn’t make a move without Putin’s say so. Putin is not in favor of cannabis legalization.

    • Richard Winchell on

      Well, Putin may not favor MJ legalization in Russia, but legalization in the United States could be a very different matter.

      • Yeah, except Trump is Putin’s $#%&*. And the Republicans are Trump’s $%#@&*%. That’s fascism. And that’s TREASON.

  2. Cannabis prohibition isn’t a priority anymore even for the “social conservative” wing of the Republican Party. If the Republicans legalize Cannabis they will keep their current constituency as well as garnering support from previously Democratic leaning voters and independents, and last but not least that will bring in almost all the libertarians for electoral successes.

    Just do it then, legalize Cannabis for America so that we can have peace, freedom, prosperity and unity.

    • Ancient James,
      Even if the Republicans went for full legalization, I still would never support them, because even though I am an unapologetic stoner and pothead, I am not a $#%^&*# monster.
      ..
      I don’t approve of snatching children from parents and putting the children in cages. I don’t approve of conspiring with Putin to steal an American election. I don’t approve of neo-#$^%&*$-Nazis or white supremacists. I don’t approve of Healthcare repeal, or tax cuts for the rich. I don’t approve of the NRA. I don’t approve of emoluments. I don’t approve of #$@^%&$ the poor, or raping the environment.
      I DON’T APPROVE OF RAPE!!
      I DON’T APPROVE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT!!
      ..

      • Hello fellow commenter. I don’t mind your hyperbole and I don’t mind your strong opinions, yet I’m sure that your name calling and cuss words and anger only damage your brand. Politics is a rough and corrupt tumble for sure so I’m not very partisan but rather vote for individuals who will champion liberty, peace, fiscal responsibility and environmental concerns.
        No “brain damage” for either of us, just good livin’. Peace be unto you.

        • “My brand?”
          I don’t have a brand, Ancient James. I have a vendetta. I spent my whole life fighting Reefer Madness. We finally get some sanity going via partial legalization… some progesss… and then…
          ..
          Trump. Traitor Trump.
          Now along comes that %$&*# Trump and his “alternative facts,” and the Republicans just eat that %$#& up, all day long.
          ..
          Well, I say, &^#$ ALL THAT!!
          Piss on the Republicans, and %$&# Trump forever!!

          • Each will decide how to proceed, either at ‘one’ or else ‘divided’. Each with a free will and able to choose for wholeness, for reconciliation. To participate in Cannabis legalization is also to join in the process of the undivided.. of “the anointed One”

  3. If you still believe that Republican pack of liars, then at this point, you may need a full frontal lobotomy.
    Trust me on that.
    Free your minds, people! Why volunteer to be a sucker?

  4. its the old carrot on the end of stick gig. these politicians have been playing this for a looooooong time. Nobody learns.

      • I will forgive Trump and Sessions, and every vile Republican who went along with the “child separation” kidnapping and extortion scheme… ONLY AFTER:
        THEY PUBLICLY REPENT, APOLOGIZE, RETURN THE CHILDREN!! …AND DEMONSTRATE THEIR SINCERITY BY RENOUNCING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
        ..
        And that ain’t going to happen, is it?
        So I am not going to forgive them. And I hope they rot in HELL.
        ..
        But Hey, that’s just me!

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