Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

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Nugs of marijuana await packaging at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton

"I don't think anyone would make a bet on the long-term validity of an offhand remark by the president that he "probably" would support something", said Kevin A. Sabet, head of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, a nonpartisan group opposed to marijuana legalization.

President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One as he arrives for the G7 Summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Canada.

"I support Sen. Gardner". "We know there's outside efforts to influence the election of 2016". "We're looking at it".

"I really do, I support Sen".

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. "This would spell the end of federal interference as long as the state laws and the businesses operating under them stayed within the guard rails of the STATES Act".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has criticized Gardner, whose state was the first to legalize marijuana, for his support for permissive marijuana laws. The bill, which amends portions of the Controlled Substances Act, also states that buying or selling pot will not be considering drug trafficking. "The bipartisan STATES Act fixes this problem once and for all by taking a states' rights approach to the legal marijuana question". 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.

The Senate voted 56-30 on third reading of Bill C-45, which would lift Canada's 95-year-old prohibition on the recreational use of marijuana. Lawmakers have also been jumping on board and supporting marijuana legalization at increasing numbers.

Nine states have now legalized recreational marijuana and 29 others have legalized it for medical purposes. "The state might treat this as a minor violation, perhaps subjecting the supplier to a warning or small fine", wrote Robert Mikos, a professor at Vanderbilt University's law school, on his marijuana-focused blog. Under federal law, marijuana is equated with heroin and LSD.

"Outdated federal marijuana laws have perpetuated our broken criminal justice system, created barriers to research, and hindered economic development", Warren said.

The federal Liberal government, led by Justin Trudeau, introduced the legislation a year ago in a bid to make Canada the second country in the world to legalise the cannabis, after Uruguay. An additional 20 states permit cannabis for medical use.

Once signed, the STATES Act would finally free cannabis companies to operate as normal businesses.

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