MassRoots CEO Isaac Dietrich is taking White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s recent comments about potential “greater enforcement” of U.S. anti-pot laws with a grain of salt, pointing out that President Trump is at least willing to acknowledge its medicinal benefits and may consider its considerable financial ones.
“This is the first time a sitting Republican President has acknowledged the medical benefits of cannabis while we expect Congress to extend the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment prohibiting the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical cannabis programs,” said Dietrich. “While it is disheartening to hear the White House not endorse recreational cannabis, these remarks play to President Trump’s base while subtly giving the green light to medical cannabis. We do not believe the Trump Administration will take significant action to shut down the recreational cannabis industry in states like Colorado, where the cannabis industry employs tens of thousands of people and contributes more than $100 million in taxes annually, mainly towards state education systems.”
MassRoots believes that if President Trump met with medical cannabis CEOs, he would be impressed with the vast amount of jobs and economic growth the cannabis industry can create.
President Trump has yet to tweet any developing thoughts he may have about cannabis use, recreational or otherwise.