It is an unquestionable fact that the victory of Donald Trump in the last elections to the presidency of the United States has created a huge controversy around the world.
One of the aspects that has been pointed in the media since a week ago, has been all the related with Trump's opinion on marijuana legalization, and how his future mandate can affect the whole community of cannabis users, both Medicinal and recreational.
Trump is arguably the most controversial businessman (and now president) in the history of the United States.
Many people are really worried and scared because his election program was full of completely insane ideas, and they could affect many citizens without resources, immigrants, or people who are not on the side of the ideas of this politician born and raised in Brooklyn.
But the fact is that the growing marijuana industry in the United States should not be worried about Trump's victory.
Ironically, Trump could even be beneficial for the cannabis community.
It sounds strange? Yes, also to me but...
Well, the truth is that, so far Donal Trump has been in favour of the decriminalization of marijuana in some statements made by him in the media.
1) “The United States is losing its war on drugs”
Trump said this phrase in 1990, when he was not even a candidate for the presidency of the United States. Why did he say this? Well, it is a fact that all the administrations are always worried about the fight against the drug traffic. According to Donald Trump, the key to winning the battle against drug smugglers, and international cartels is to legalize all drugs
"Marijuana is such a big thing. I think medical should happen, right? Don’t we agree? I think so ... And then I really believe we should leave it up to the states.” Said Donald Trump in a rally in Reno, Nevada, in 2015
2) "Marijuana is such a big thing"
This statement was said on Donald Trump rally at Reno, Nevada, precisely one of the states that voted for the legalization of medical marijuana on November 8, when Trump was elected by US citizens as their Future president.
3) "If they vote for it, they vote for it"
Trump pronounced this phrase on June 23, 2015 at an American Conservative Union conference.
This is the most interesting public statement regarding Donal Trump's opinion regarding marijuana. In the United States, each of the fifty states that are part of the country, can propose, design and regulate about many issues and laws, and also put them on a public vote by the citizens, in order to create new laws, allow modifications to them or refuse it.
What is our conclusion?
Probably the legalization of cannabis in the United States will continue its unstoppable march from state to state, as it is highly unlikely that Donald Trump will decide to outlaw marijuana for recreational use, or of course for medical use.
In a nutshell: He does not have the power to outlaw anything that is not consensual with the congress, and each state legislates according to its state laws.
The other side of the coin, and that if it is scary, is that this whole situation favourable to cannabis could change, since 99% of the politicians never fulfilled what they promise.