- White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested Thursday the federal government could crack down on recreational marijuana use across the country, even in states that have legalized the drug.
- “There is still a federal law that we need to abide by … when it comes to recreational marijuana and other drugs of that nature,” Spicer said.
- Currently, the federal government still considers marijuana an illegal drug. Under Obama, the Department of Justice did not crack down on states that legalized recreational marijuana.
- But Spicer suggested the Justice Department will no longer turn a blind eye to those states, saying it would be “taking action” against them.
- Spicer’s marijuana suggestion was completely at odds to his comments earlier in the briefing — in which he said federal guidance telling states to allow transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity was a violation of states’ rights. Read more (2/23/17 4:25 PM)
Hi. This probably seems like an incredibly stupid question, but I don't know things and I was just curious. What's so good about legalizing Marijuana?