Trump delivers a shout-out to Gardner’s pot bill

Canada closer to legalising marijuana after senate vote in favour

Canada closer to legalising marijuana after senate vote in favour

Cannabis at Harborside, a marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 20, 2016.

Donald Trump has said he will support congressional efforts to end the federal ban on marijuana.

"The States Act is a great example of bipartisan legislation and how this country is meant to work", said Erik Knutson, chief executive of Keef Brands, which sells cannabis-infused beverages. "I know exactly what he's doing", Trump told reporters. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren.

Bill C-45 would allow individuals over the age of 18 to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana for personal use. Also, prohibiting cannabis companies from placing their logos on traditional marketing products like caps and t-shirts is certainly overkill and unnecessary.

Interested in the marijuana business industry? . The bill by Gardner, R-Colo., and Warren, D-Mass., would force Washington to respect state laws on pot, from medical applications to recreational use. Canada would become the second country to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana; Uruguay did so past year. After Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole memo protections for legal states in January, Gardner held up votes on all remaining Justice Department nominations until Trump promised to support states' right to legalize marijuana. "If a state like Oklahoma doesn't want to do that, nothing changes".

"We're looking at it", Trump said.

"I really do. I support Senator Gardner", Trump added.

"I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store", Sessions said in a speech past year. That left cannabis users in my home state of Washington confused because the medical and recreational industries have been combined here, and there are no longer any non-recreational dispensaries.

According to a recently released Gallup poll, 65 percent of Americans believe it is "morally okay" to use marijuana.

Numerous amendments adopted by the Senate were minor or technical, but a few others have raised concerns among the legal cannabis industry.

"Outdated federal marijuana laws have perpetuated our broken criminal justice system, created barriers to research, and hindered economic development", Warren said. The bill in question, pushed by a bipartisan coalition, would allow states to go forward with legalization unencumbered by threats of federal prosecution. Alex Traverso, spokesman for the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, said that worry, along with banking problems, are the chief concerns the state office hears. "But if the STATES Act is interpreted literally, she would now be criminally liable under federal law". "That should be us", he said of the United States.

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