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Trump administration puts recreational marijuana in crosshairs

By Alicia Wallace / The Cannabist Staff

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the daily briefing Feb. 23, 2017 in at the White House in Washington, DC.

Recreational marijuana is in the sights of the Trump administration, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday.

Spicer, during his daily briefing, gave the first clear glimpse at the new administration's views toward the burgeoning rise of legal marijuana.

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"There's a big difference between (medical marijuana) and recreational marijuana, and I think when you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we should be doing is encouraging people," Spicer said, when asked about the topic of legalization. "There is still a federal law that we need to abide by in terms of recreational marijuana and other drugs of that nature."

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