Before you light up, you might want to stock up. Because the new president won’t be honoring state laws that allow recreational use of marijuana, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on February 23.
“There’s a federal law that we need to abide by when it comes to recreational marijuana and other drugs of that nature.”
Spicer also referred to marijuana as a gateway drug, falsely claiming it led to “opiod addiction(.)”
In a February 24 writeup, The Washington Post notes:
“First, marijuana has nowhere near the same addictive or potentially lethal properties that opioids do. Second, Spicer seemed to imply that recreational marijuana use could lead people to try more dangerous drugs — a controversial claim commonly called the ‘gateway drug’ theory.”