If you want to work at any level as cabinet member (including a secretary position) releasing of ones tax returns is a requirement. So, sure there is no requirement for President (or then candidate) Trump to have released his tax returns. Why then do cabinet members have to do so? Oh yea, it's called vetting possible conflicts of interest. Sorry, I don't agree that asking to have him/her vetted for the same potential conflicts is not important. It has not been a slippery slope since 1972.
Needless to say, the Feds will likely make some challenges to these states with legalized pot laws. It will end up in the federal courts. And, maybe 10 years from now the federal prohibition will be challenged in the Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court sides with the states, I see this as a path to legalization nationwide. For me, I could care less about this issue, i have long since given up the indulgences in any intoxicating substance (including alcohol).
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I suppose a president could be elected that takes his salary from a communist country that believes in slavery and gender subservience, or from some neo-Nazi group. Usually, those things were checked by the press and reported. I suppose we can't know if those newspapers were telling the truth, but then, how could we know any agency isn't making something up or stretching the truth?
So, I don't think the answers are in a tax return. Would it help? I think it would only sway those who hate the person and have little effect on those who like him/her.
Therefore, I don't think it is of much value, unless you want to foment anger and violence.
Edit: I don't use marihuana or J if you prefer or gange or rope or weed or grass or whatever you want to call it, either. For me, it's more of an issue about the power of states to make their own decisions, or their lack of it.