To date, President Donald Trump has managed to piss a lot of people off: Muslims, women and the trans community, just to name a few. It seems like this unprovoked urge to act like a teen who got the first-ever pair of Snapchat glasses won’t be slowing down anytime soon, considering last week’s revelation from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who has likely never been passed a joint at a party before, that the Department of Justice will be “taking action” against the states where recreational marijuana is legal. As it currently stands, eight states have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes and 20 have have legalized it for medical.
Considering more than one in 10 Americans use pot recreationally, Trump could manage to piss off a lot of the nation’s least violent citizens: stoners. “There’s a big difference between [medical] and recreational marijuana,” Spicer told the room while most people were focused on transgender rights and Trump’s banning of multiple media outlets from a press briefing. “I think that when you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we should be doing is encouraging people.”
Spicer, apparently ignorant to the fact that research has shown that the legalization of pot has led to significantly less opioid-related deaths, flatly stated of the action, “I do believe that you’ll see a greater enforcement of it.”
Since the press has a tendency to point out Trump’s inconsistencies, I won’t mention that the president has said, on record, that enforcement of the legalization of marijuana should be decided by the individual states. But in the end, none of this should come as a surprise, considering the public’s fervent propensity to call the President a “puppet” and for the fact that Attourney General Jeff Sessions has gone on record saying he thought the KKK were “OK until I find out they smoked pot” and that “good people don’t smoke weed.” So, hide yo kids, hide yo wife, hide yo weed. An anti-pot executive order could be included in Trump’s next batch.