Pointing out hypocrisy in the Trump administration is one of the easiest things people can do. And marijuana isn't any different, because it turns out the son of a White House official has actually invested in cannabis companies.
Shane McMahon is the son of WWE founder and CEO Vince McMahon and his wife Linda McMahon. Linda was appointed as the head President Trump's Small Business Administration back in February. But it appears Shane has some very different opinions than the rest of the Trump administration.
The New York Daily News reported yesterday that Shane invested $500,000 into a marijuana company called EnviroGrow based in Connecticut. The company creates modules that help optimize the marijuana growing process. McMahon later sued EnviroGrow, claiming the company lied about their success to him.
Shane's embrace of marijuana is a far cry from many in the Trump administration. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has repeatedly denounced the drug and promised to begin cracking down on legal states with the Department of Justice. And even Trump, who said he supported states making their own laws on the 2016 campaign trail, has made multiple statements implying he would like to crackdown as well.
It's unclear what Linda McMahon's opinions about marijuana legalization are. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is in charge of providing loans to startup companies throughout the United States. Currently, the SBA is not allowed to give money to cannabis start ups.
So on the scale of Trump administration hypocrisy, this one probably rates at like a four out of ten.