SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is looking out the White Home for its most up-to-date place on leisure marijuana.
President Donald Trump’s press secretary stated on Thursday that the Justice Division can be wanting extra intently at recreation pot use.
Newsom wrote a strongly worded letter to the White Home on Friday defending California’s choice to legalize using leisure pot.
In a letter to the president, Newsom stated, “We will’t proceed to maintain doing what we’ve achieved and anticipate a unique outcome. A tightly regulated market for grownup leisure marijuana use is a brand new and higher strategy.”
California voters accepted Proposition sixty four final November and the state is engaged on the right way to handle what is predicted to be a $7 billion business.
Newsom says the administration ought to depart states resembling California alone saying, “the federal government should not strip the authorized and publically supported business of its enterprise, and hand it again to drug cartels and criminals.”
Newsom additionally referred to as White Home press secretary Sean Spicer “grossly misinformed.”
“I feel if you see one thing just like the opioid habit disaster blossoming in so many states round this nation, the very last thing we must be doing is encouraging individuals. There’s nonetheless a federal regulation,” Spicer stated.
Newsom got here out swinging saying, “marijuana is nothing like an opioid and there’s no scientific proof that marijuana use will increase using opioids.”
KRON4 lately sat down with Bay Space rapper and pot entrepreneur Berner.
He’s watching to see if Jeff Periods, the newly appointed lawyer basic, will intrude to cease this burgeoning enterprise due to previous adverse feedback Periods has made about leisure pot.
“Periods says good individuals don’t smoke pot,” Berner stated. “Properly, I’m a terrific father. I’m a great good friend. I’m an amazing businessman, and I smoke with individuals you’d by no means think about smoked. Off-obligation cops, nurses, social staff, instructor, people who run the world in a constructive approach, our influencers. To say that good individuals don’t smoke marijuana, that’s loopy. This man should have been dwelling in a dungeon.”
Berner is the face of a multi-million greenback marijuana way of life model.