Donald Trump signals support for legislation easing US ban on marijuana

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The two senators on Thursday unveiled bipartisan legislation that would protect marijuana users and businesses from federal interference in states that have legalized the drug.

The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act was introduced by U.S. Sens.

Trump made his comments to a gaggle of reporters Friday morning just before he boarded a helicopter on his way to the G-7 summit in Canada.

Legal marijuana is expected to bring in over $6 billion in business. Marijuana businesses still couldn't employ anyone under age 18 and couldn't distrubute marijuana at places like rest areas and truck stops, which are hubs for traffickers. Also, prohibiting cannabis companies from placing their logos on traditional marketing products like caps and t-shirts is certainly overkill and unnecessary.


The legislation would also clarify that financial transactions with legal marijuana businesses do not constitute drug trafficking. Thursday's vote was the final major hurdle in the marijuana legalization process, but there are still a number of steps to go before ending the 95-year prohibition.

Warren, long a critic of President Donald Trump, said: "I certainly hope that we have more people standing up for honesty and transparency. If a state like Oklahoma doesn't want to do that, nothing changes". "We're looking at it, but we'll probably end up supporting that, yes". "I think in the previous conversation we had he talked about the need to solve this conflict between state and federal law", Gardner says.

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. Medical use has been legal since 2001 and is grown by federally licensed producers.

Sessions said he will monitor the situation in Congress while continuing to enforce current federal law.


"There are huge public safety implications to an all-cash industry", Allen said.

Trump has sent mixed signals on the drug: While campaigning for president, he pledged to respect states that legalised marijuana, but he also has criticised legalisation and implied it should be stopped. "Instead, it allows the principle of federalism to prevail as the founding fathers intended and leaves the marijuana question up to the states". Alex Traverso, spokesman for the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, said that worry, along with banking problems, are the chief concerns the state office hears.

"Within the next coming week or so, we will be able to make a decision regarding which amendments that we are going to accept and which that we won't", she said. "That would be a disaster".


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