Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire: Donald Trump Is a Threat to Cannabis Legalization

Personally, Donald Trump does not care about cannabis. Don’t take my word for it, go to the source, Trump’s Twitter account. Use Twitter’s “Advanced Search” options to search for whether Trump has used certain words and phrases on Twitter. As of August 14, 2020, I could only find one tweet from @realDonaldTrump that actually references the cannabis plant:

.@BillMaher needs to cut back on the pot, and maybe he will stop making offers he can’t afford.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2013

I searched his account for uses of the following terms:

Marijuana Hemp Cannabis Weed Pot

There were no mentions of marijuana, hemp, or cannabis. There were a few tweets where trump used the word “pot” and “weed” but in the context used, they had nothing to do with cannabis (e.g., “weed out”, “stir the pot”). The above dig at Bill Maher, from 2013, is the only reference in a Trump tweet and it was made 2 years before he declared he would run for President in the 2016 election.

Trump has retweeted twice regarding cannabis:

Since April, the @USCG and the @USNavy have stopped more than 94,000 pounds of cocaine and 9,200 pounds

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