As reported by the Los Angeles Times:
“I support Sen. Gardner,” Trump said when asked about the bill. “I know exactly what he’s doing. We’re looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes.”
This is the right thing to do on so many levels. This always should have been a state by state decision. It’s smart politically, as many centrists and libertarians will wholeheartedly support this. And it’s good economically; tax it and make up for shortfalls in each state’s budget. The number of lives ruined for non violent drug offenses and the over-crowding of prisons is a whole other issue. One of these days I’ll do an entire piece on for-profit prisons in this regard.