I dont think it will happen. Christian conservatives are a major chunk of his constituency, they are not at all in favor of weed, sessions was pretty emblematic of their beliefs. Traditional Republicans have never favored weed, despite calls for states rights. The good ol boy portion of the party likes weed, but they make up maybe 20% of his voting block.
He could very well opt to do it to try and win some votes in 2020 but it seems pretty unlikely and i doubt it would sway anyone. It would likely give some of those conservative suburban voters pause and he would lose more support than he would gain.
I would also point out that the private/for profit prison industry overwhelmingly backs Republicans and are a decent sized donor. Many members of congress and the donor class have a vested financial interest. Private prison relies heavily on drug offenders. Trump isnt going to hit those people in the pocketbook, he desperately needs their support.
Edit: economy is about the same under trump as it was with obama, stock market doing well but not really translating to main street, job growth coming from minimum wage positions. There are a lot of signs that good stock market wont continue, it is pretty flat this year already, been a bumpy ride these past few months. If it falls trumps going to take a lot of heat over the tariffs.
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