In his comments, Trump referenced the bill put forth yesterday in the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act), which would guarantee states the right to determine for the best approach to marijuana within their borders.
Before leaving for the G7 Summit in Canada, Trump was asked if she supports the measure. "I know exactly what he's doing", Trump said, referring to Gardner. "We are happy he is backing this bill and we look forward to his continued support as we push for more comprehensive reforms and fair treatment for the cannabis industry". "But I probably will end up supporting that, yes", he said. Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia.
She noted, for instance, marijuana companies are legally barred from depositing funds they derive from their business can not be deposited in federally insured banks. And the bill would give states more latitude to write their own laws when it comes to the production, distribution and possession of marijuana. "With its bipartisan backing in the Senate, it symbolically signals the eventual end of marijuana prohibition at the federal level". "Instead, it allows the principle of federalism to prevail as the founding fathers intended and leaves the marijuana question up to the states". In March, Gardner said Trump agreed to respect state-legalized pot, indicating a break from Sessions.
Sen. Tony Dean, an Independent from Ontario, said Thursday's vote was historic and that the legislation is created to combat social ills such as high rates of youth consumption and the criminalization of those who possess the drug, particularly young indigenous people. Cory Gardner, a Colorado republican who is aligned with Trump on several issues but recently has tangled with the administration over the Justice Department's threatened crackdowns on marijuana. "This is the state deciding to change the law - and in that scenario, then the federal government says, fine". The senator opposed legalization at the time but has since defended Colorado's legal marijuana industry from federal meddling.
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Trump's embrace of the bill is just another blow to his attorney general, who has been a longtime opponent of marijuana. A total of 29 states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.
Concerns about federal law enforcement seizures have inhibited most lenders from working with marijuana businesses. The senate, however, added almost four dozen amendments, meaning the legislation will now return to the House of Commons for consideration.
"At its heart, this.is a pro-states'-rights bill that remedies a business relationship problem that has vexed community banks across 46 states", said Fine, now president and CEO of Calvert Advisors.