During your presidential campaign you repeatedly pledged that if elected you would ensure the federal government respect the right of states to enact their own marijuana policies, including those that allowing medical cannabis and recreational use.
As marijuana law reform supporters, we are petitioning to encourage you to uphold these promises, including by filling your Cabinet with officials who will follow through on what you said on the campaign trail. This especially includes appointing Justice Department and DEA leaders who will respect state laws.
Please also include statutory changes to marijuana laws in your legislative agenda for the 115th Congress. A growing number of lawmakers in both the House and Senate have shown willingness to scale back prohibition and, with your leadership, it is likely that far-reaching reforms can be enacted.
A clear majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, and we're counting on you to respect the people's will and make good on your word.
TRUMP ON RESPECTING STATE MARIJUANA LAWS:
“And then I really believe you should leave it up to the states. It should be a state situation… In terms of marijuana and legalization, I think that should be a state issue, state by state.”
“I think it’s up to the states. I’m a states person. I think it should be up to the states, absolutely.”
“If they vote for it, they vote for it."