Mst February 23, 2017 Johnstown, Ny – August 19: Cannabis Plants Grow In The Greenhouse At Vireo Health’s Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility, August 19, 2016 In Johnstown, New York.

NEXT with Kyle Clark. 02/23/17 Next with Kyle Clark , KUSA 9:11 PM. MST February 23, 2017 JOHNSTOWN, NY – AUGUST 19: Cannabis plants grow in the greenhouse at Vireo Health’s medical marijuana cultivation facility, August 19, 2016 in Johnstown, New York. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, 2016 Getty Images) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST We’ve waited for a solid signal from the Trump administration on whether legal marijuana would be handled as a states’ rights issue or whether they’d try to irradiate the scourge of the devil’s weed. Thursday, the White House suggested it’ll go the Devil’s weed route, at least when it comes to recreational marijuana. “I think that’s a question for the Department of Justice. I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement of it,” Sean Spicer, the press secretary, said. The Justice Department couldn’t provide us new guidance, but the man who set up Colorado’s regulatory system for marijuana says they prepared for this day – when a conservative administration might signal a crackdown. Andrew Freedman says it’s not clear the White House is signaling a true policy change, and they still might be convinced that states’ rights should prevail. “This is, to me, a place where laboratories of democracy are supposed to work, right? We’re supposed to figure out how to handle these issues from state to state and see if Medical marijuana a regulated system works or doesn’t work,” Freedman said in an interview with Next . A marijuana industry group in Colorado suggested the administration should focus money – and effort – fighting illegal drug cartels.

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