Donald Trump would “probably” support legalizing Colorado's marijuana industry — through bid by Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren

Donald Trump would”probably” support legalizing Colorado's marijuana industry — through bid by Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON — A bill which would protect state marijuana laws from federal interference received a significant plug on Friday when President Donald Trump said he probably would back the measure — introduced a day earlier by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren.

“(I) probably will wind up supporting” it, Trump told reporters during a 20-minute exchange with colleagues in the White House, according to pool reports.

In the U.S., 46 states and many territories have legalized marijuana in some manner but the drug remains illegal under federal law. The bill by Gardner, R-Colo., and Warren, D-Mass., would force Washington to honor state laws on pot, from medical applications to recreational use.

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Released at Fri, 08 Jun 2018 15:14:54 +0000

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