Anthony Scaramucci Says Trump Will Legalize Cannabis After The Midterm Elections

Anthony 'The Mooch' Scaramucci is convinced that President Trump will tackle marijuana legalization once the midterm elections wrap up.

Although the former White House Communication Director didn't last very long in the Trump administration, he claims to keep in contact with Trump. And those conversations apparently involve discussing Trump's stance on cannabis.

"I think he's going to legalize marijuana," Scaramucci said in an interview this week, when asked about whether or not Trump would consider lifting the federal ban on the plant. "I think he's waiting for after the midterms. I think he's on the side of legalization."

Scaramucci isn't the first big player in the Republican Party to report this either. Back in October, Rep. Dana Rohrabacherwho has been one of the strongest voice for cannabis legalization in the GOPgave a similar statement, expecting the laws to change sometime next year.

"I would expect after the election we will sit down and we'll start hammering out something that is specific and real," Rohrabacher said.

Trump himself has signalled his potential support for a bipartisan bill that would prevent the federal government from prosecuting states that have defied federal prohibition by legalizing cannabis. Of course, neither Scaramucci, nor the president himself are known for their reliability, so this news should be taken with a hefty grain of salt. However, having several corroboration statements is encouraging.

And with the midterm elections just around the corner, we won't have to wait too long before we find out if president Trump truly does have a legalization plan or not.

Cross your fingers, people.

H/T: Marijuana Moment

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