The bill was unveiled Thursday by Colorado Republican Sen.
California and eight other states, as well as Washington, D.C., have legalized all adult use of marijuana. But federal law still prohibits it. We're taking action to protect businesses that need access to basic banking services.
"That's bad for business", she said, "and bad for safety".
Gardner and Warren emphasized that their bill does not legalize marijuana on the federal level and does not impose legalization on states that don't want it. But the bill would legalize the drug in states that choose to do so.
"I really do", Trump said.
Warren, long a critic of President Donald Trump, said: "I certainly hope that we have more people standing up for honesty and transparency". "This bipartisan proposal clears the way for states to develop their own marijuana policies without fear of federal intervention".
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For his part, Sessions told Colorado Public Radio that he was excluded from conversations between Trump and Gardner.
The President of the United States has shockingly announced he most likely will stand behind a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a huge step that would reshape the cannabis industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.
Lawmakers in the parliament's lower chamber, the House of Commons, are set to sign off on the Senate's amendments after passing their version of the bill in November 2017.
For those who prefer not to smoke, the sale of edibles and concentrates such as marijuana gummies and oil could take up to another 12 months to be authorized, but only after the current legislation comes into force.
"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. Canadians will be allowed to carry up to 30 grams of dried cannabis for personal use while those who sell or give marijuana to minors or who drive under its influence will face stiff penalties.
Warren also stressed the discriminatory enforcement of marijuana laws in communities of color. "I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana - so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that's only slightly less very bad".