Trump Says He Supports Ending Federal Ban On Marijuana
Article from the Los Angeles Times by Evan Halper.
President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.
Trump’s remarks put him sharply at odds with Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on the issue. The bill in question, pushed by a bipartisan coalition, would allow states to go forward with legalization unencumbered by threats of federal prosecution.
Trump made his comments to a gaggle of reporters Friday morning just before he boarded a helicopter on his way to the G-7 summit in Canada. His remarks came the day after the bipartisan group of lawmakers proposed their measure.
One of the lead sponsors is Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who is aligned with Trump on several issues but recently has tangled with the administration over the Justice Department’s threatened crackdowns on marijuana.
Read the entire article at the Los Angeles Times.
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Bad idea to remove the ban. This is what kids start on then go to stronger stuff.Ron is right it also damages brain cells. It also sends a bad message to kids. NO DRUGS MEANS NO DRUGS!
Keep the ban on. It causes brain damage. People, do your research on this nasty drug. We not only have to watch out for drunk drivers, we now have to watch out for pothead drivers. Next it will be meth, heroin etc. KEEP THE BAN ON.
it should be no different than prohibition ,caused more gangsters and cartels with more money and power LEGALIZE AND tax the hell out of it !!!! HEMP is also used for a LOT of good things !!!A LOT !!!!