Sen. Cory Gardner fails to get marijuana reform into criminal justice bill

The federal government won’t be easing its laws on marijuana as part of a criminal justice reform bill that’s expected to pass this week. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, had hoped to attach an amendment to the proposed First Step Act to remove the threat of federal prosecution in states…

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Sen. Cory Gardner tries to attach marijuana measure to criminal justice bill

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, made a move Monday toward changing federal marijuana law, including letting banks accept money from legal businesses. The Yuma Republican introduced an amendment to the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that’s expected to pass the Senate this week with bipartisan support. Gardner’s amendment…

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New attorney general must protect states’ rights on marijuana, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner says

The next U.S. attorney general is going to have to respect the decision of Colorado and other states to legalize recreational and medical marijuana — at least if Republican Sen. Cory Gardner has his way. “Whoever comes after him is going to face some pretty tough questions about where they…

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White House drug office vows objective pot study, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet says

A White House drug office official has offered assurances that a marijuana policy panel will be objective and dispassionate as it examines the impact of legalization in some states, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet said. The vow came after BuzzFeed reported in August that the panel intended to portray marijuana as…

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Sen. Chuck Schumer backs decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level

WASHINGTON — The push to decriminalize marijuana has picked up another high-profile backer — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer — just a week after President Donald Trump endorsed letting states decide how to regulate the drug. “I’ll be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level from one end…

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Trump To Legalize Cannabis After Pressure From Sen. Gardner – What Could It Mean?

Trump to Legalize Cannabis and Protect States Rights on Medical Marijuana. (Washington Post article is here) What does this breaking news mean, or what are the first reactions… 1.  The devil will be in the details, but yes this is BIG NEWS.   With the new hemp bill introduced by Sen. McConnell…

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Sen. Cory Gardner shares details of marijuana deal forged with Trump

Now that he has President Donald J. Trump’s support for comprehensive legislation protecting state-legal marijuana, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner says he likes his odds of getting a bill through Congress. Colorado’s Republican senator told The Cannabist in a phone interview that he received assurances from Trump that his state’s marijuana legalization…

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Sen. Cory Gardner says Trump has agreed to support state-legal marijuana protections

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner says he struck a deal with President Donald J. Trump that would protect states’ marijuana laws from federal interference. As part of the deal, the Republican senator agreed to lift his blockade on U.S. Department of Justice nominees — a hold put in place following U.S.…

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