The federal ban that puts marijuana on the same level as LSD and heroin has created a conflict with about 30 states that have legalized pot in some form, creating a two-tiered enforcement system at the state and federal levels.
He said in a statement released Thursday that the federal government "is closing its eyes and plugging its ears" to spreading legalization, but Washington should not interfere with any state's legal marijuana market.
Trump told reporters that he supports Gardner and is considering backing the bill.
Another co-sponsor, Democratic Sen.
The bill was unveiled Thursday by Colorado Republican Sen.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has advised federal prosecutors to enforce the federal law. "I know exactly what he's doing", Trump said, referring to Gardner. Gardner has previously said Trump had promised he would support such legislation.
The bill would remove industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana and clarify that state-legal marijuana transactions do not constitute trafficking, an attempt to address banking and finance barriers the federally-illegal marijuana industry faces.
"Thanks to the Attorney General, more people feel the urgency of the moment in changing federal law on marijuana", Warren said.
The bill would exempt states that have legalized marijuana from the section of the Controlled Substances Act that prohibits cannabis use and lists the drug as a risky substance with no medical value. The proposed bill would lift that restriction.
"It's time we take this industry out of the shadows and take these dollars out of the shadows", Gardner said at the press conference announcingthe STATES Act. "Not putting words in the mouth of the White House, but I think this will be an opportunity for us to fulfill what is that federalism approach".
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