Trump Promises to Lay Off States with Legal Marijuana

Trump Promises to Lay Off States with Legal Marijuana

Trump Promises to Lay Off States with Legal Marijuana

There's always been dissonance between federal drug laws and those of states that have legalized marijuana, but the January withdrawal of previous Justice Department guidance on the issue - known as the Cole memo - has prompted more uncertainty around the issue in recent months.

"Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states' rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana", said Gardner. "This is one more step toward ending the irrational policy of marijuana prohibition, not only in Colorado but throughout the country".

President donaldtrump has reportedly lent his support to a US senator from Colorado, asserting to endorse legislation which "safeguards states' rights" on legalized bud.

In a statement Friday, Sen.

Opponents of legalization said they were concerned.

During his campaign, Trump said states should be able to chart their own course on marijuana.

"The people of MA have voted to make marijuana legal under state law and the Cannabis Control Commission has been given the authority to establish a strong regulatory system that ensures public safety and allows for responsible sale and use of marijuana products", she said in a statement. I am cautiously optimistic that the president appears to have heard the will of the people on this issue.

Trump and Sessions have had moments of friction in their relationship for months, on issues unrelated to the legality of marijuana.

He singled out Colorado, the first state in the nation to allow recreational marijuana sales. "They have a lot of issues going on at this time in Colorado - several big problems", Trump said.

Andrew Lelling, the U.S. Attorney in MA, however, said in a January statement that he could not "provide assurances that certain categories of participants in the state-level marijuana trade will be immune from federal prosecution".

Gardner said he was blindsided when Sessions made his announcement in January regarding pot prosecutions.

"Late Wednesday, I received a commitment from the President that the Department of Justice's rescission of the Cole memo will not impact Colorado's legal marijuana industry", Gardner said in the statement.

The action came amid widespread speculation that Trump will remove Justice officials overseeing the Russian Federation investigation. Sessions and also Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the official supervising the Russian Federation probe that has been the aim of the ire of Trump has been met with by Gardner.

Meanwhile, legislation to guard countries in which marijuana is authorized is now being drafted.

Gardner said because of those commitments, he informed the Administration that he would be lifting remaining holds on DOJ nominees.

That guidance from the Obama administration set out guidelines for federal prosecutors in states that had legalized marijuana to focus their resources on larger-scale concerns such as trafficking as long as states met certain conditions regarding their regulation of the industry.

Gardner's office is hopeful of getting enough bipartisan support for the bill to pass the GOP-controlled Congress - something the president's backing would aid.

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