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"What’s up with President Trump’s Marijuana Advisory Board?"


Well, we’re finally making some progress – and it looks like President Trump has finally begun addressing the marijuana industry instead of ignoring it. As with most things concerning the new Trump administration, there are some good things about his marijuana law advisory board and a lot of things we don’t know are bad, yet. If his past decisions are any indicator, though – we may be in a for a wild ride. The fact that he’s addressing the burgeoning marijuana and hemp industries with a panel of law experts seems like a good thing – after all, marijuana and hemp are legal in over half of the states in the nation. However, marijuana is also illegal according to federal law. So what is Trump going to do about the marijuana industry? Will he support it? Will he try to shut it down (shut your mouth)? Or will he learn about the lucrative opportunities it creates and start investing heavily? No one knows, but let’s take a look at the DA board he’s chosen, as well as his recent Supreme Court nomination and see what we can find out.

The NDAA’s New Marijuana Advisory Board

Notice that I’m not calling it a hemp and marijuana advisory board, because industrial hemp is legal in 48 states as long as it doesn’t contain more that .3% THC. That leaves marijuana – but you just never know what the future might bring with Trump in the White House, so let’s find out about this board. To be specific, the advisory board is a group of 14 United States District Attorneys known as the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) from different states around the nation who will advise the President on “possible future changes in cannabis laws.” President Trump or Attorney General Jeff Sessions can take the advice or leave it – the Director of Policy and Government Affairs at the NDAA said “The working group is not affiliated with any other organization or entity, including the incoming administration.” In other words, the group will let President Trump know what they think about marijuana law and policy, but there is no guarantee that Trump will take their advice, nor did he ask for it. The NDAA has taken it upon themselves to issue policy suggestions precisely because no one knows what Trump’s stance on the cannabis industry issue is. That said, the administration may indeed take the NDAA’s opinions into account – after all, state laws are laws, too. Right?

Why is the NDAA Hiding the List of Group Members?

That’s a good question, isn’t it? We know that Stan Garnett of liberal and pro-marijuana and hemp Boulder, Colorado, is on the list, as well as Tom Rayne. We also know that Garnett observed several members of the council who wanted to roll back recreational cannabis in legal states – Garnett says he put a stop to this right away by revealing the facts in Colorado:

  • Marijuana legalization is “largely supported by the editorial boards”
  • “Polls show [marijuana] was being very popular”
  • “By and large we have not seen an impact on crime rates”

So, we have Stan Garnett’s opinion, but we don’t have anyone else’s. Including POTUS Donald Trump’s. While some people say no news is good news, I would really to love to just have some straight-up good news concerning marijuana legalization from this new administration. What are they waiting for?? At least industrial hemp is still legal!

Julie K Godard

About Julie Godard:

Julie, a guest blogger of Green Lotus Hemp Products, is a strong advocate of cannabis, both in medical and recreational forms, for expanding our knowledge of medicine, culture, and the reality of our planet. She is an experienced freelance writer, content strategist, and cannabis industry researcher with a deep concern for social welfare and love of scientific discovery.


 

 Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. All of GLH products are sold as nutritional supplements, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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