Lawmakers Seeking Answers On Trump’s Views On Legalizing Marijuana Look To His Son-In-Law
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump seemed to go back and forth on the issue, but some think Jared Kushner could hold the answers.
Rep. Steve Cohen Says Trump's Marijuana Policy Is Hazy
President Donald Trump’s administration sent more signals last week that it intends to enforce federal laws against marijuana use, yet advocates for legalizing the drug are still trying to sort out exactly where Trump himself stands on the issue. Rep. Steve Cohen suggests they should look to Jared Kushner for clues. “It comes down to WWJD – what would Jared do?” the Memphis Democrat said. (Collins, 4/9)
In other news —
Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Proposed Medical Marijuana Business Fees Exceed Costs For Ohio's Program
Proposed licensing fees for medical marijuana businesses in Ohio would generate more than four times the amount regulators say is needed annually to run the program, according to budget estimates released Friday. Ohio officials had said fees were set high in part to help cover costs of the program. (Borchardt, 4/7)
Tampa Bay Times:
Other States Have Figured Out Medical Marijuana Rules. Why Can’t Florida?
Although the drug remains illegal under federal law, 28 states and the District of Columbia allow the use of medical marijuana in some form. This long record of trial-and-error can guide Florida lawmakers and health officials as they work against a looming July deadline to put this state’s medical marijuana program into place. (Auslen, 4/7)