Donald Trump's Stance On Cannabis In The NFL Is Very Trump-y

President Donald J. Trump has finally weighed in on NFL players' fight to have cannabis allowed by the league. It's about what you would expect.

As pointed out by Tom Angell at Massroots, President Trump had a quick pre-Super Bowl chat with sports radio host Jim Gray. Eventually, the president was asked about NFL players' push for cannabis (you can hear it at about 4:15 in this player). His response?

"Well, I have no opinion on it. They’re going to have to take a look at that. They’re going to talk with the league, they’re going to be talking to, obviously, government officials wherever it may be. And when it comes up to the level of the presidency I’ll have an opinion."

In other words, he won't have an opinion until he needs to have an opinion. Trump's position on medical marijuana has shifted over the years, but generally he sees it as a matter for states to decide. Yet he has also chosen staunch prohibitionists like Jeff Sessions and Tom Price for his cabinet, so it's difficult to determine just where he stands on the matter.

Regardless - if there's one thing we should have learned from the first days of the Trump administration, it's to expect the unexpected. Hopefully the new president will make his opinion known soon.

Banner Image: Donald Trump speaks during a press conference on July 16, 2016 in New York.


It’s no secret that my husband and I are longtime cannabis and hemp advocates. We’ve cheered as the majority of Americans have come around to supporting legalization, and applauded as cannabis law reform spreads from state to state. Still, decades of prohibitionist propaganda have left many in the dark about the powerful wellness potential of these long-demonized plants.

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