Article by Mike “DJ” Pizzo, Medium
Depending on how closely you follow the cannabis industry and recreational marijuana legalization efforts, your newsfeed and social media timelines were likely flooded last week with scary headlines about the future. For those not in the know, the White House administration broke its silence on the topic of marijuana legalization, raising a lot of eyebrows in the process.
“I think that’s a question for the Department of Justice — I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement of it [marijuana],” said White House press secretary Sean Spicer. “There’s a big difference between medical use… and recreational use, which is something the Department of Justice will be further looking into.”
Spicer continued, linking marijuana use to the opioid addiction epidemic.
“I think that when you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing that we should be doing is encouraging people,” said Spicer. “There is still a federal law that we need to abide by when it comes to recreational marijuana and other drugs of that nature.”
The statements made by the White House set off a firestorm of comments and responses, sparking a larger conversation about cannabis use and the law, but at the same time creating a lot of confusion. That said, we at Reef Dispensaries have created this guide to help you stay safe and separate fact from fiction.