• DHS head John Kelly gave a clear signal that the Trump administration is heading for a marijuana crackdown

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    Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly called marijuana a ‘gateway drug’ on Tuesday, a clear signal that the DHS’s stance on marijuana reflects that of the Jeff Sessions-led Justice Department, and the Trump administration.

    “And let me be clear about marijuana. It is a potentially dangerous gateway drug that frequently leads to the use of harder drugs. Additionally, science tells us that it is not only psychologically addictive but can also have profound negative impact on the still developing brains of teens and up through the early 20s. Beyond that, however, its use and possession is against federal law and until the law is changed by the U.S. Congress we in DHS are sworn to uphold all the laws on the books.

    DHS personnel will continue to investigate marijuana’s illegal pathways along the network into the U.S., its distribution within the homeland, and will arrest those involved in the drug trade according to federal law. CBP will continue to search for marijuana at sea, air and land ports of entry and when found take similar appropriate action.

    When marijuana is found at aviation checkpoints and baggage screening TSA personnel will also take appropriate action. …read more  

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