Letter: Marijuana crackdown?
As the new administration continues to step all over itself with foibles, lies and misdirects, I’d like to offer up a little warning for future reference. As the president cannot come up with any proof that he was wiretapped, the Trump/Ryan health care bill continues to wilt under the light of day (“It’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” D. Trump 2/2/17), and Russian connections come more to the front, here is my prediction: Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions, our esteemed attorney general, and the White House will issue orders to end the marijuana experiment in all recreational legal states and possibly medical; perhaps enlisting the National Guard to close down shops and confiscate properties and everything associated with the marijuana industry.
This administration is adept at diversion and obfuscation. As Kellyanne Conway said, “You always want to go by what’s come out of his (Trump) mouth rather than look at what’s in his heart.” (1/9/17) or Spicer saying the Trump tweets about wiretapping weren’t really about wiretapping (3/13/17).
Hey, when is a tweet not a tweet? When it comes from a twit? So don’t be surprised to see an attack on the pot industry if the pressure continues to get to the least prepared person to ever occupy the Oval Office. The press will be scurrying to cover a story of such magnitude, and will forget all about wiretap-gate, Ryan/Trump-care insurance fraud and Putin-gate. No one will follow his kids as they continue to use their father’s influence to secure more deals overseas, while still having their clothes made there.
Get ready to link arms and protect states’ rights. While Spicer and Trump have defended state rights when it was convenient for them (like not allowing transgender kids to use bathrooms), Spicer now takes another position on the rights of states, promising that Trump’s Department of Justice would be taking action against states that allow recreational marijuana (Spicer 2/23/17).
I sincerely hope I’m wrong, but only time will tell. Remember the definition of “Trump” includes to devise fraudulently, or to make up, as in trumped up charges. Trumpery (from Webster’s New World Dictionary): 1. something showy but worthless; 2. nonsense. It also includes a wildcard or suit. It appears we have a wildcard in a suit in the White House.
Craig S. Chisesi
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