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The legalization of Marijuana has been a hot topic during this election cycle. It appeared on Election Day, it was on the ballot in nine states.
In four states recreational cannabis is legal and twenty-four states have varying types of medical cannabis laws on the books.
The Republican winner, Donald Trump has flip-flopped around somewhat on the issue throughout his life in the public.
Not long back, Trump has been supporting the state's rights to choose how they wish to legalize medical marijuana but h hasn't expressed any calls for the legalization of it.
"In terms of marijuana and legalization, I think that should be a state issue, state-by-state,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 Trump.
Trump has expressed that he fully supports medical marijuana and told Bill O'Reilly back in February that he is "in favour of medical marijuana 100%."
Trump said "I know people that have serious problems and they did that they really — it really does help them,"
However Trump did also call Colorado's legal marijuana industry a "real problem" during that same interview he had with O'Reilly, a departure from his position back in 1990 when he had told The Miami Herald that America needs to "legalize drugs to in" the ongoing war with drugs.
He also said that the legalization of all the drugs would then "take the profit away from these drug czars" He also said that tax revenues from a legalized drug trade should be used to educate the public of the dangers of using drugs.
Although Trump's campaign had not yet given a definitive stance on the issue, for the most part, the marijuana policy project has given Trump a "C+" grade on cannabis legalization.
Trump has been holding the most radical stance against the enforcement of cannabis and other types of drugs for the longest time.
According to a 2012 RAND report which was commissioned by the White House, the organisation had found that $100 billion dollars a year have been generated by the illegal drug trade in the US with $40 billion coming from cannabis.
So now tat Trump has been elected will he come through of the multitude of platform's which he has promised the American citizens, this is yet to be determined.
If Trump's words were to be believed as truths, then it's pretty clear that Donald Trump will become the biggest proponent of the legalization or cannabis in the country's history.
We would love to hear your views on Trump's victory and how you think he will deal with Marijuana.