These next four years are going to be very pivotal for the movement to end adult marijuana prohibition. Conservatives are in control of all three branches of government, including an attorney general who thinks good people don’t smoke marijuana.
The past few years under the Obama administration have been a period of rapid growth in the marijuana movement, particularly since the Cole Memo told the Department of Justice to keep its hands off the marijuana states. Those who attacked marijuana’s growing acceptance were relegated to the fringe of the political debate.
Now, those voices are elevated to the top offices in the land. Small, conservative, rural states that had cried out to no avail for enforcement of federal drug laws now believe they have the ear of the president they helped elect. If there is going to be a pushback against our successful marijuana reforms, the conditions have never beem better than they are now.