Trump ‘Probably Will’ Back Effort To End Federal Ban On Marijuana

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He said in a statement released Thursday that the federal government "is closing its eyes and plugging its ears" to spreading legalization, but Washington should not interfere with any state's legal marijuana market.

The bill is dubbed the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States or STATES Act. For example, the sale of marijuana would be prohibited at rest areas and truck stops, according to a bill summary. Elizabeth Warren said in a joint interview Thursday that Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller should be allowed to finish his investigation into meddling during the 2016 presidential election. "I think in the previous conversation we had he talked about the need to solve this conflict between state and federal law", Gardner says.

President Donald Trump told reporters Friday he "probably" would support legislation that would allow states to decide for themselves whether marijuana should be legal. Warren asked a reporter.

"Marijuana legalization brings a new Big Tobacco type industry to New Jersey that comes with a multitude of public health concerns", he said. He welcomed the president's "continued interest in an approach that respects the will of the voters in each state". The bill would protect investors and business owners as long as they follow state and local laws.

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The supplier, Mikos wrote, could face 10-year mandatory sentence, depending on whether the supplier is liable for the one errant plant or the entire batch of 1,001 plants. "This bipartisan proposal clears the way for states to develop their own marijuana policies without fear of federal intervention".

The Democratic senator's bill also removes cannabis from the list of substances prohibited under the Controlled Substances Act.

"These archaic laws don't just hurt individual people", Warren said at a press conference.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has advised federal prosecutors to enforce the federal law. David Joyce, R-Ohio, and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., giving it bipartisan support in both houses of Congress.

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The bill now goes back to the House of Commons, where members of Parliament will accept, modify or reject the senators' more than 40 amendments.

Separately, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. and Rep. "Gardner. I know exactly what he's doing, we're looking at it, but I probably will end up supporting that, yes".

"So part of the pitch here for getting a vote through Congress is to say 'This is for the states who want to act'".

"The STATES Act is a first step toward ending the harms of marijuana prohibition", said Jolene Forman, staff attorney at the Drug Policy Alliance.

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