Trump says he'll probably back marijuana protections bill

New Bipartisan Bill Could End Federal Laws Prohibiting Marijuana

And he suggested - just days after disinviting the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House over the issue of kneeling for the national anthem - that he would speak to players who knelt about their suggestions for future presidential pardons.

President Donald Trump said Friday he would likely support a bipartisan congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, putting him at odds with his own Attorney General on the issue.

Marijuana has been fully legalized in eight states, with 24 states allowing some form of use. Some U.S. restrictions would remain, including recreational sales to people under 21. Elizabeth Warren of MA, said in a statement that Washington "needs to get out of the business of outlawing marijuana", according to AP. Gardner", Trump said. "I know exactly what he's doing. "But I will probably end up supporting that, yes".

Another co-sponsor of the measure, Democratic U.S. Sen.

Even after the Senate passed the historic bill to legalize recreational marijuana use Thursday, the question remains: how soon can Canadians start lawfully smoking up?

Murphy said his organization is looking forward to the day when cannabis will be fully legalized at the federal level. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in the past year, which would federally legalize marijuana; it has gained the support of influential senators such as Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

Concerns about federal law enforcement seizures have inhibited most lenders from working with marijuana businesses. "States like MA have put a lot of work into implementing common sense marijuana regulations - and they have the right to enforce their own marijuana policies".

Several marijuana proposals are floating around Congress, including sweeping bills embraced by leading Democrats that would end federal prohibition for good and decriminalize marijuana nationwide.

"We should trust the people of the states, like OH, who have voted to implement responsible common-sense regulations and requirements for the use, production, and sale of cannabis", said Representative Joyce said in a statement. This would allow businesses that sell marijuana to operate without fear of prosecution by the Justice Department. During his tenure, Sessions has reversed Obama-era legislation by giving prosecutors more leeway in enforcing federal law against the drug in states where it is already legal.

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