Trump Signals Possible Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

Trump Signals Possible Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

Trump Signals Possible Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

The president Friday told reporters he's considering the bill and will "probably" support signing it.

The STATES Act introduced by Sens. "I will again sponsor a tax and regulate legalization model in the next session". "It would essentially codify the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment [which forbids the Justice Department from spending money going after state-legal medical marijuana efforts] but extend that" to states that have legalized recreational pot.

The federal recreational cannabis bill has been given the greenlight in the Senate, however the it is now heading back to the House of Commons with with almost four dozen amendments.

New Hampshire has a commission charged with studying marijuana legalization, regulation, and taxation.

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Trump spoke amid ongoing tension between eight states including California and Washington DC that have legalized all adult use of marijuana and federal law that makes it illegal.

"While we look forward to the day when there is full acceptance of cannabis at the federal level, we heartily embrace the states' rights approach proposed by this bill", Don Murphy, conservative outreach director for the Marijuana Policy Project, said in a statement.

In January, both Warren and Gardner opposed Attorney General Jeff Session's rescission of Obama-era rules that largely left states to their own devices on marijuana policy.

Gardner, for his part, said in a Thursday press conference announcing the bill that he had spoken with Trump about the bill.

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Could legal marijuana solve America's opioid crisis? "But I probably will end up supporting that, yes". Canadians will be allowed to carry up to 30 grams of dried cannabis for personal use while those who sell or give marijuana to minors or who drive under its influence will face stiff penalties.

Warren said current federal prohibition on marijuana impedes effective marijuana treatments for medical patients and unjustly targets minority communities.

Despite his comments, Trump has sent mixed signals on the drug: While campaigning for president, he pledged to respect states that legalized marijuana, but he also has criticized legalization and implied it should be stopped.

A major problem stemming from the federal ban: Major banks have been reluctant to do business with marijuana companies, fearing it could lead to prosecution.

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