There are rumors that Nigel Farage will be having an occasional word with President Trump (I like the sound of that – much more than the sound of President Clinton).

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is to be a “close but unofficial” advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, the Governor of Mississippi has said.

Speaking at a party thrown for Mr Farage on the top floor of the Hay Adams hotel, Phil Bryant said: “There is an opportunity for him to work directly with the president, we call it ‘close but unofficial’.

“I think you will see that type of relationship between Nigel Farage and the president where he will turn to Nigel for advice about Great Britain.”

The Telegraph quotes Mr Bryant as adding: “I don’t want to speak for the president but I know that the president has a great deal of trust in Nigel Farage, and I think he is going to turn to him as an adviser and there would be none better.”

That got me wondering. So I looked up Nigel’s position on drug prohibition. And This is what I found.

Nigel Farage has declared that he has “never taken drugs” and “hopes he never has to” and he revealed he supported their decriminalisation.

Speaking in a phone in with Telegraph readers today the Ukip leader said the war on drugs had been lost “many, many years ago” and that it was time for them to be legalised – despite strong opposition from his party.

Ah. A realist. Excellent.

Even so a lot of the on line cannabis community is having the vapors about Trump’s policies on the issue. They take the attitude (not entirely unwarranted given political history) that Trump is just another lying politician.

We should know in another week or two whether he will be keeping his promise to leave cannabis to the States.