"President Trump made a commitment to Senator Gardner that he would support a federalist approach to state marijuana laws", noted Justin Strekal, political director for advocacy group NORML. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, unveiled Thursday.
Gardner says the bill will protect public safety by giving legitimate marijuana businesses acccess to banking. "We're looking at it".
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Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational use. "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".
Trump's remarks put him sharply at odds with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the issue. "With its bipartisan backing in the Senate, it symbolically signals the eventual end of marijuana prohibition at the federal level".
"The rescission of the Cole Memo earlier this year has complicated the marketplace for businesses that states now deem legal", the letter reads.
As a candidate, Trump said marijuana legalization should be up to the states.
Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and Democrat Sen.
Despite its lack of specificity on some key issues, the Warren-Gardner marijuana reform bill is considered by many to be a first step forward in marijuana legislation reform and a possible compromise amenable to entrenched interests on both sides.
The bill heads back to the House of Commons, where MP's will approve, reject or modify changes before returning the bill to the senate for another vote.
"I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store", Sessions said in a speech a year ago. "He talked about his support for a state's rights approach during the campaign".
Trump has never touched drugs, alcohol or cigarettes after watching his airline pilot brother Fred lose his battle with alcoholism in 1981 aged just 43. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., that would prohibit federal banking regulators from terminating or limiting the deposit insurance to legitimate marijuana-related businesses or discouraging depository institutions from offering financial services to an account holder exclusively because of affiliation with such businesses.