President Trump proposed a budget that will end the existing protection policy for state medical marijuana programs. Yesterday, in Trump Denies Protection to State Medical Marijuana Programs, I discussed how President Trump wants to ignore Congress’s introduced policy to protect the states that have legalized marijuana from federal interference. However, Congress decided to fight back against President Trump.
On Wednesday, a Marijuana Moment article discussed how a Republican lawmaker stated that Congress will ignore President Trump’s budget proposal against medical marijuana. In response to a tweet by Marijuana Moment, Representative Matt Gaetz, a White House ally, said, “We have the votes to continue the current policy through the appropriations process.”
Notably, a Republican lawmaker is fighting back in support of marijuana. In the past, we have seen that Republicans oppose marijuana. Most of the marijuana bills usually get either stuck or rejected by the Senate because of the Republican majority. However, some Republican lawmakers support this marijuana policy for state protection.