Trump spoke to reporters outside the White House before departing for the G7 Summit in Quebec City in Canada.
MI is the only state to vote on recreational marijuana this year (similar to Colorado's existing recreational marijuana laws), while Utah, Oklahoma and Missouri will vote on legalizing medical marijuana, according to NORML, a marijuana reform advocacy group.
In addition to exempting state-legal MJ businesses from federal drug laws, the Warren-Gardner bill would effectively permit such companies to take ordinary tax deductions and put their money in federally insured banks. Legal recreational marijuana has been approved in nine states and Washington, D.C., which continues to ban sales, unlike the state programs.
"I really do. I support Senator Gardner", Trump added.
Another co-sponsor of the measure, Democratic U.S. Sen. "I was glad to hear the president's comments this morning and his continued interest in an approach that respects the will of the voters in each state regarding the prohibition or legalization of marijuana". "We're looking at it".
Trump said he is likely to support the federal legalization effort despite a warning against it from the coalition of narcotics officer groups. "States like MA have put a lot of work into implementing common sense marijuana regulations - and they have the right to enforce their own marijuana policies".
In January, both Warren and Gardner opposed Attorney General Jeff Session's rescission of Obama-era rules that largely left states to their own devices on marijuana policy. Cory Gardner of Colorado. I don't think that's appropriate for me to, in effect, violate or neuter federal marijuana laws.
The letter laments the Trump administration's pulling a 2013 Department of Justice memo that pushed federal drug enforcement away from operations that were compliant with state laws.
For years, major banks and other financial institutions have refused to open accounts for legal marijuana growers and retailers due to federal prohibition, forcing entrepreneurs to do business with large amounts of cash.
"We should trust the people of the states, like OH, who have voted to implement responsible common-sense regulations and requirements for the use, production, and sale of cannabis", said Representative Joyce said in a statement.
Warren said the goal of the legislation is to "ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders".