SPRINGFIELD, Mo – Trump announced Friday he would potentially support a bill to legalize marijuana. The legislation would likely allow states to make their own stance on pot use.
Those in Springfield have mixed feelings.
Chad Christianson, co-owner of the CBD Hemp Dropz of Springfield, says he supports medicinal and recreational use of marijuana.
“Marijuana is really the only other help, other than opioids that are out there,” Christianson said.
Brad Bradshaw, attorney, has been working for years to further the movement of medical marijuana through Find the Cures.
“In Missouri, I think we are ready for medical marijuana only,” Bradshaw said.
Bradshaw says he supports Trump’s position on this topic. He believes legalization could bring in more money to the state.
“I think it would be beneficial for Missouri then to pass the medical marijuana that will also help research, education and tax refunds here in the state of Missouri,” Bradshaw said.
However, Bill Brelsford, says he is against legalization.
“I just don’t see any good purpose to do that,” Brelsford said.
He worries legalization of marijuana can lead people down a dangerous path.
“I think you’ll see younger people using it, that normally wouldn’t take that opportunity,” Brelsford said.
The Springfield Police Chief says he is against legalization.
The Arkansas Governor’s office told KY3