In an unlikely turn of events, Trump’s strategist is trying to convince the president to legalize weed. All weed-related news from the current administration has failed to excite cannabis enthusiasts. In fact, Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been vocal about cracking down on cannabis, even in states that legalized it. However, Roger Stone is on a mission to convince the President of the United States that weed should be legal nationwide.
Roger Stone is a longtime Trump adviser who also advised Richard Nixon. With a history like one might assume he was against legalizing cannabis. However, he appeared at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in New York. At the expo, Stone announced the start of his advocacy group: the United States Cannabis Coalition.
“I am going to be working with a coalition of Republicans and Democrats and progressives and libertarians, liberals, and conservatives to persuade the president to keep his campaign pledge,” Stone said in June.
So how did a Republican conservative turn into one of the most influential advocates for legal marijuana today? Apparently Stone decided to get Trump on board after having his own perspective shifted. He confessed his feelings changed after seeing his father and grandfather battling terminal cancer.
“They were going through chemotherapy and radiation,” Stone said. “You could smell them burning alive. That’s when a cousin of mine suggested trying medical marijuana. And yes, I got a hold of marijuana and gave it to them. It made a tremendous difference.”
After seeing how beneficial it can be, Roger is trying to get the rest of the nation Stoned.
Roger Stone vs. Jeff Sessions
It’s like Trump has an angel and devil on each shoulder. Stone on one shoulder and Sessions at the other. Stone, Trump’s strategist is trying to convince the president to legalize weed. Jeff Sessions, his Attorney General, is trying to crack down on it. Roger Stone and other cannabis advocates refuse to go down without a fight.
“I would use any legal means at my disposal to reverse course if Sessions is planning a crackdown,” Stone said.
So far he hasn’t gotten very far. In fact, Congress rejected funding Sessions’ weed witch hunt.
Final Hit: Trump’s Strategist is Trying to Convince the President to Legalize Weed
President Trump took guidance from Roger Stone in the past. Maybe he can convince him to do something about legalizing weed. With talks of Jeff Session being replaced is the nation getting closer to ending the war on cannabis?