New Jersey senators unveil legislation to legalize marijuana

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"I support Sen. Gardner", Trump said when asked about the bill.

Trump made the remarks ahead of his departure for this weekend's G7 summit in Quebec.

Gardner said the bill had about four or six co-sponsors on the Senate side but admitted that there was a "significant education push we have to do" to garner more support.

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

Nine states have legalized recreational marijuana and another 20 have legalized the drug for medical use. In January he rescinded Obama-era guidelines that deprioritized enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that had legalized it.

President Trump has previously indicated that he would support such a bill, setting the stage for a potential showdown with the Justice Department and one of his least favorite employees: Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It is among 46 states that have laws permitting or decriminalizing marijuana or marijuana-based products. Gardner described marijuana legalization as a matter of states' rights.

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Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner MP Glen Motz says he is concerned there won't be enough debate on the amendments to the bill.

The alliance between Gardner and Warren represents a bit of a political odd couple, but even the combined effort of a Colorado Republican and Massachusetts Democrat may not be enough to get the legislation through Congress. Mr. Gardner has emphasized that his proposal does not call for broadly legalizing marijuana across the country.

In March, Gardner said Trump agreed to respect state-legalized pot, indicating a break from Sessions.

Despite the growing number of states legalizing marijuana, the US government still has the right to prosecute people who violate marijuana-related federal crimes, causing confusion for states and the citizens who are lawfully abiding by their state's law. My view is clear: "The federal law remains in effect nationwide, just as it does for heroin and cocaine". "So part of the pitch here for getting a vote through Congress is to say 'This is for the states who want to act'". It also amends federal law to explicitly remove industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana. Without that incentive, Scott said medical marijuana businesses in Oklahoma would have an effective tax rate of about 40 percent. "Instead, it allows the principle of federalism to prevail as the founding fathers intended and leaves the marijuana question up to the states".

Senators have voted to pass the Trudeau government's landmark legislation to lift Canada's 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis by a vote of 56 to 30 with one abstention. "But if the STATES Act is interpreted literally, she would now be criminally liable under federal law".

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