White House hints at crackdown on recreational marijuana

Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use
The Hill (US)
Thursday, February 23, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. “I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement,” Spicer said, while adding the exact policy is “a question for the Department of Justice.” It’s the latest sign President Trump is poised to take a tougher approach than the Obama Justice Department did in states that have legalized the use of recreational marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was coy about his approach last month during his confirmation hearing. (See also: Officials in legal pot State vow to fight federal crackdown | Poll: Majority of Americans support legalization, want feds to step off)