Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

"This is a bill that says the states are laboratories of democracy", Gardner told Tapper.

Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., are rarely on the same side of a hot-button issue. Gardner. I know exactly what he's doing. "We're looking at it, but I probably will end up supporting that, yes".

Dean said he has no idea if the government will support that change.

Under new legislation unveiled Friday, recreational marijuana would be legalized in New Jersey and the state's medical cannabis program would be expanded.

The president's comment is a stark contrast from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has strongly opposed the legalization of marijuana.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has committed to making marijuana legal by this year. This would protect both businesses and individual users, as long as they follow state rules around marijuana use and distribution. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced the legislation past year.

Gardner blocked a series of Trump appointments to the Department of Justice until Trump promised to back off Colorado's drug regime in April. But, he said, "We view its structure and substance as a clear signal that the broader policy trajectory is bending towards a clarification of federal cannabis policy".

The sale of medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001.

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The bill would exempt states that have legalized marijuana from the section of the Controlled Substances Act that prohibits cannabis use and lists the drug as a risky substance with no medical value.

"I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store", Sessions said in a speech previous year.

Speaking to Colorado Public Radio on Friday, Sessions said so far Trump has not told him to back off of enforcing marijuana laws.

Concerns about federal law enforcement seizures have inhibited most lenders from working with marijuana businesses.

Canadian marijuana companies like Canopy Growth Corp, Aphria Inc, Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF and Aurora Cannabis Inc have been at the center of investor frenzy surrounding attempts to legalize marijuana for recreational use nationwide.

"I support Senator Gardner". The senate, however, added almost four dozen amendments, meaning the legislation will now return to the House of Commons for consideration. Gardner described marijuana legalization as a matter of states' rights.

Trump may choose to stay silent on the bill for the time being, but if it advances through Congress, he will be forced to take a position.

That growing support for legalized marijuana has emboldened members of Congress to put forth even more aggressive and sweeping marijuana reform bills.

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