Reports that President Trump is planning to push for legalized marijuana are becoming more often as we approach the midterm elections.
President of the United States Donald Trump hasn’t been very popular so far, even though he ran on a populist platform.
That platform was based on feelings of fear, anger, uncertainty and most of all—hatred. Hatred towards Muslims, Mexicans and immigrants.
It is sufficient to say that he isn’t the most beloved president ever, but there’s a chance he could sneak his way in the top 10 list.
Trump’s plan for the second half of his presidency may revolve around getting cannabis federally legalized by the end of his first term.
Reports of President Trump planning to legalize recreational marijuana have been circling the news.
Many Americans thought that the legalization would have to wait for Democrats to have the full control of the Congress.
However, so far we’ve noticed that Trump isn’t a classic partisan president. Going for cannabis legalization seems like a total Trump move.
So, let’s take a look at the few important things that happened in the last couple days.
DEA releases 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment
The Drug Enforcement Agency released a new assessment on drugs, in which it called for an immediate and undivided offensive against opioids and prescription medicine.
Opioid prescriptions in the United States have been on a steady rise for years, and president Trump declared it a national crisis earlier in the year.
The DEA reports that heroin-related deaths almost doubled between 2013 and 2016.
DEA also noted that the increase in opioid abuse led to a direct increase in heroin abuse and heroin-related deaths.