Asked if he supported the bill, Trump said: "I really do". Both senators hail from states that have legalized marijuana. The House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize marijuana back in January, but it ultimately killed the bill.
New Hampshire has a commission charged with studying marijuana legalization, regulation, and taxation.
"Outdated federal marijuana laws have perpetuated our broken criminal justice system, created barriers to research, and hindered economic development", Warren said. In Massachusetts, retail pot shops are scheduled to open July 1.
Banks are often cautious to provide services to cannabis-related businesses due to potential legal ramifications and conflicts between federal and state laws.
It would not only repeal federal prohibitions, but bolster protections for states that have chosen to legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use by removing it from the federal list of illegal drugs.
"We're looking at it", Trump said.
The president's remarks place him in conflict with his own Justice Department and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who staunchly opposes marijuana. Though many other legalization bills have been proposed, the STATES Act seems to be aimed directly at the terms of Gardner and Trump's deal.Читайте также: Mayweather heads Forbes money list, but no women in top 100
Warren quipped they were "lining them up like Noah's Ark" - one Democrat for each Republican.
"States like MA have put a lot of work into implementing commonsense marijuana regulations-and they have the right to enforce their own marijuana policies", Warren said. "But I probably will end up supporting that".
Sessions has also said he believes that the marijuana legalization movement is a serious contributing factor in the country's opioid crisis and overdose deaths.
A further 20 states permit use of weed for medicinal use. Medical use of marijuana is legal in all but four states.
On Friday, Trump was speaking to the media as he left the White House for a world leaders' summit in Canada when a reporter shouted the question: "Do you support Senator Gardner's marijuana federalism bill?" Elizabeth Warren of MA, said in a statement that Washington 'needs to get out of the business of outlawing marijuana'.
"These are archaic laws that don't just hurt individual people", Warren said at the Thursday morning press conference.
Warren expressed support for legalization during her 2016 re-election campaign in MA, whose residents voted to legalize the drug that year.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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