Gary Johnson: Trump admin marijuana policy shift could cost him reelection

Brandon Carter at The Hill via Cody Quirk at ATPR:

Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson warned in a new interview that the Trump administration’s reversal on a key marijuana policy could cost Trump his reelection.

In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Johnson said Trump is “grossly underestimating the anger” that will follow Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinding a Justice Department policy on states legalizing marijuana.

Johnson was named president and CEO of Cannabis Sativa, Inc., a medical cannabis business, in 2014, and is a supporter of marijuana legalization.

The former Libertarian Party presidential candidate, who received 4.5 million votes in the 2016 presidential election, said he hopes the Trump administration’s shift “dooms” Trump’s reelection chances.

“I hope it dooms his reelection. Trump promised to leave marijuana to the states,” Johnson told the newspaper…

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