One of President Trump’s top reelection campaign aides said that marijuana should remain illegal when asked in an interview about Trump’s position on changing federal cannabis laws.
“I think what the president is looking at this from a standpoint of a parent of a young person to make sure that we keep our kids away from drugs,” said Marc Lotter from Trump’s 2020 campaign, Forbes reported. “They need to be kept illegal. That is the federal policy.”
Trump has shown some support for states’ rights to implement their own cannabis laws during his first campaign and his time in the White House.
“We’re going to see what’s going on,” Trump said last year. “It’s a very big subject and right now we are allowing states to make that decision. A lot of states are making that decision, but we’re allowing states to make that decision.”