“It was especially disappointing to hear Press Secretary Spicer refer to the opioid crisis in relation to marijuana,” National Cannabis Industry Association Executive Director Aaron Smith said in a statement. “Science has discredited the idea that marijuana serves as any kind of gateway drug, and the addiction and death rates associated with opioids simply do not occur in any way with cannabis.”
During the campaign, Trump said he would not interfere with state laws that have allowed recreational marijuana, Smith added.
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