Trump signals support for legislation lifting federal ban on marijuana

Trump signals support for legislation lifting federal ban on marijuana

Trump signals support for legislation lifting federal ban on marijuana

Senator Warren took to Twitter to promote the bill in a series of social media posts, writing that the "federal government's marijuana policies are broken, outdated, and disregard the rights of states like MA & CO that have taken their own thoughtful approaches".

The department has moved to crack down on the laws to decriminalize and legalize marijuana. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, unveiled Thursday.

A Republican from Yuma, Gardner is sponsoring the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act with Sen.

There are two exceptions, however: the prohibition of endangering human life while manufacturing a controlled substance and the prohibition of employing persons under age 18 in marijuana operations.

The bill would ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders, and respect their voters' decisions on cannabis use.

"Outdated federal marijuana laws have perpetuated our broken criminal justice system, created barriers to research, and hindered economic development", Warren said. Under federal law, marijuana is equated with heroin and LSD.

"The support of this bill is across a very wide spectrum of political ideologies", Gardner said.


The senators say they have bipartisan support in the Senate and the House of Representatives for the bill. That legislation was passed in the House of Assembly before it closed for summer break in May. Warren asked a reporter.

The state is moving toward legalizing the drug under Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who while on the campaign trail promised to authorize recreational cannabis, but the Legislature has not moved on the issue beyond hearings and introducing legislation.

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. The senator then spent several months in conversation with the White House, attempting to craft legislation that could win the president's support. He backed down after he said Trump had agreed not to intervene in states that had legalized the drug, and said privately that he would support Garnder's legislation.

The bill, introduced Thursday by Sens.

The many amendments added by the senate - and which will now be considered by MPs - reflect some of this opposition, such as tighter restrictions on advertising by cannabis companies and allowing provinces to prohibit home cultivation.

Separately, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. and Rep. "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'".

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