Trump’s 2021 Budget Would End State Medical Cannabis Protections


A policy that was put in place in 2014, and has been renewed every year since, prohibits the Justice Department from using funds to prevent states from implementing laws that authorize the “use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.” But according to a post on Marijuana Moment, the 2021 budget submitted by President Trump yesterday would remove those protections.

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In addition to removing protections for medical marijuana states, Trump’s budget would block Washington, D.C. from legalizing cannabis sales. But at the same time, the budget calls for funding for the Food and Drug Administration to invest in “the regulation of cannabis and cannabis derivatives,” and would cut the Office of National Drug Control Policy funding by about 90%.


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