GOP Senator says Trump promises to protect marijuana industry

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Senator on if President Trump has got the jurisdiction required to authorize a attack on Assad regime from Colorado, discusses Mike Pompeo's suitability to become deal using the Trump government and secretary of state to protect states' rights within the legalization of bud.

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado said Friday that Trump made the pledge to him in a Wednesday night conversation.

Gardner's blockade held up the confirmations of about 20 nominees at the Justice Department. In light of Trump's phone call, the senator said he has had a change of heart.

"Given that advertising marketing campaign, President Trump has continuously supported states' rights to resolve for themselves how best to technique marijuana", Gardner talked about.

Trump's announcement centers on a DOJ document known as the Cole Memo, circulated during President Barack Obama's administration, which advised prosecutors to defer to state cannabis laws and, in states where marijuana is legalized, to focus on issues like preventing its distribution to minors and stopping sale revenues from going to criminal enterprises.

"Furthermore", Gardner added, "President Trump has assured me that he'll help a federalism-based legislative decision to restore this states' rights scenario as quickly as and for all". Only a fool would bet any money on it.


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. Until then, it's just a promise, and accepting the promises of a pathological liar is never wise.

Cory Gardner said Trump promised him over the phone Wednesday that a memo Sessions issued a year ago won't affect his home state. During the 2016 campaign, Colorado reporter Brandon Rittman asked Trump whether he would enforce the federal ban on cannabis in states that had legalized, to which Trump responded, "I wouldn't do that, no..." The funding of Trump is viewed as vital.

Some of Gardner's fellow GOP senators groused at the impact of the hold, and Gardner allowed some nominees to proceed in a "good-faith" gesture last month.

Trump "does respect Colorado's right to decide for themselves how to best approach this issue", White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said in an interview Friday.

A bill has not been finalized, but Gardner has been talking quietly with other senators about a legislative fix that would, in effect, make clear that the federal government can not interfere with states that have voted to legalize marijuana. "But at the same time, we're anxious to get our team at the Department of Justice".

Senator Gardner reiterated that he and his colleagues "are continuing to work diligently on a bipartisan legislative solution (to the state/federal conflict) that can pass Congress and head to the President's desk". The Washington Post reported in August that Sessions' DOJ was effectively hamstringing the agency's research efforts by making it harder to grow marijuana. He has opposed decriminalizing the substance as an elected official.

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