Trump likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana

Trump likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana

Trump likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana

The bill in question, known as the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States or (STATES) act, was introduced yesterday by Sens.

When asked about the measure, Trump told reporters in Washington that "we're looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that". Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, unveiled legislation that would make state-legal marijuana programs exempt from federal drug laws - in effect also resolving banking and taxation issues that have been nagging the MJ industry.

If passed, the bill would change the Controlled Substances Act to no longer apply to state laws regarding the "manufacture, production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, or delivery" of cannabis products.

"There are federal laws that say if the source of the money is illegal, which would be under federal law, they can't put the money in a bank".

The Senate has approved the Trudeau government's landmark legislation to lift Canada's 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis - but with almost four dozen amendments that the government may not entirely accept.

Canada's Senate voted 56-30 on Thursday in favor of legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Sen. Yuen Pau Woo, leader of the independent senators' group, said one had only to look at the amendments proposed by the independents - including the home cultivation one - to know the Tory accusations of partisanship aren't true.

A lifting of the federal prohibition would bolster efforts to create uniform testing and regulatory standards for marijuana, and potentially free scientists to pursue research into the medical uses of marijuana.

Nine states have now legalized recreational marijuana and 29 others have legalized it for medical purposes. Under federal law, marijuana is equated with heroin and LSD.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I really do. A previous version of the bill called for escalating the tax rate from 7 percent to 25 percent over five years.

MCCAMMON: And it's worth noting that during the 2016 campaign Trump said he was in favor of states' rights when it comes to marijuana laws. On Friday, the president said his aides were reviewing similar cases that appear to have drawn "unfair" treatment from the justice system.

Gardner had spent months blocking DOJ appointees from being confirmed after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo earlier in the year.

SHAPIRO: But this is hardly the first time the president and his attorney general have disagreed on something.

Several marijuana proposals are floating around Congress, including sweeping bills embraced by leading Democrats that would end federal prohibition for good and decriminalize marijuana nationwide.

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