Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, and Sen.

Democratic Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin said in a statement that he would look closely at the legislation and that the "devil is in the details".

And a broader fear - that the feds could simply shut everything down someday - would potentially be abated, at least for the businesses that are licensed and in compliance with state regulations.

U.S. Reps. David Joyce, R-Ohio, and Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, offered a companion measure in the House.

If passed, the bill dubbed the STATES, or Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States, Act could prove to be troubling for Donald Trump's relationship with Jeff Sessions, who is vehemently opposed to marijuana possession and previously declared a war on legalized weed.

Murphy said Friday at an unrelated news conference in New Brunswick that he wants "to do both" recreational legalization and medical marijuana expansion, but stopped short of supporting the new bills.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to leave G-7 summit early, travel directly to Singapore Stormy Daniels's former attorney files defamation suit against her Justice Department seizes reporter's phone, email records in leak probe: report MORE said Friday that he will likely support a bipartisan bill, introduced by Sens. Trump told Gardner in an April phone call he would support a "legislative solution" to protect a "states' rights approach" to enforcement, Gardner told the Denver Post.

"Given that this bill is being co-led by Sen".

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.

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California and eight other states, as well as Washington, D.C., have legalized all adult use of marijuana.

Medical marijuana is legal in Canada, and the country is a top exporter of the drug for medical purposes.

Industry officials also have told Marijuana Business Daily over the past few months that Trump's assurances don't mean much because he changes his mind so often and further note that Sessions and the Justice Department operate independently of the White House.

A total of 105 businesses have been authorized to grow marijuana and offer pot-based products.

Because of that, marijuana companies have several financial obstacles, including the inability to use banks.

Prohibits the distribution of marijuana at transportation safety facilities such as rest areas and truck stops.

Sessions has been known for his vocal opposition to marijuana legalization, calling it a "very real danger" during his Senate confirmation hearing, and saying, "Good people don't smoke marijuana".

Removes industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances under the CSA.

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