The presidential candidate who is willing to legalize marijuana in all the states is Donald Trump.
According to Donald’s statements from 1990 that the Sarasota Herald-Tribune has, US drug enforcement is ‘a joke’ and all drugs should be legalized to ‘take the profit away from these drug czars.’ Trump claims that tax revenues from a legalized drug trade will be used to educate the public on the dangers of drugs.
He firmly believes that jobs are being taken away by China and Mexico — including the esteemed title of ‘drug czar’. According to him, it is better to have dealers who come straight from the U.S.
Trump is also concerned about the fact that the country is losing the war on drugs, and according to him, the only solution is to legalize the drugs to win the war and he means all the drugs.
Ever since he shifted from a business man to a presidential candidate, his opinion on marijuana has slightly changed. In a November interview with GQ last year, Trump states ‘[marijuana for] medical purposes for medicinal purposes it’s absolutely fine’, but his opinion that the ‘war on drugs’ is a joke is still the same.
“We don’t want to do anything. And if you’re not going to want to do the policing, you’re going to have to start thinking about other alternatives” stated Trump on Martha Raddatz’s ‘This Week’ on ABC.
But Trump only restated his 1990 position on the War on Drugs, however the semantics have shifted to him exploring ‘other alternatives’ to alleviate this problem. And since he insists that it shouldn’t be done anything about the ‘war on drugs’ only because he believes the enforcement isn’t working, the only remaining ‘other alternative’ to his proposal is something that he’s reiterated in the past, complete drug legalization.