click to enlarge Rainier Ehrhardt/AP Donald Trump is making things very difficult for the medical marijuana industry.
On December 14, President Trump promised to liberate free markets, propel the economy, and—what else—”make America great again”—all by cutting federal red tape.
Standing before huge stacks of paper that were supposed to represent reams of federal regulations, Trump took out a pair of scissors and snipped a long red ribbon.
America may be great, but you don’t want to overestimate the intelligence of the American people, who may need a little help getting the point.
“Let’s set free our dream and, yes, let’s make America great again,” Trump proclaimed. “And one of the ways we’ll do that is to get rid of unnecessary regulation.”
Well, apparently, Trump forgot to break the news to the burgeoning medical marijuana industry and businessmen like Joseph Friedman, the chief operations officer for PDI Medical, a dispensary in the northwest suburbs.
Like other dispensary operators in Illinois, PDI Medical is in a pickle because soon there will be no good options for banking in in the state—owing in part