Canada is set to legalize the recreational use of marijuana after the country's upper chamber of parliament on Thursday voted in favor of a bill that would permit its production, sale and consumption. Some banks have been wary to offer services due to the federal prohibition.
"That's bad for business", she said, "and bad for safety". It's still up to the states to legalize bud, and recreational weed can only be sold to people 21 and over.
Cheriss May/Sipa USA/NewscomPresident Donald Trump gave a hedged endorsement to marijuana federalism bill this morning while speaking with reporters on the White House Lawn. Warren quipped they were "lining them up like Noah's Ark" - one Democrat for each Republican.
New Hampshire's Senate Minority Leader plans to file legislation to legalize and tax marijuana in the upcoming legislative session. His press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has said his evolution on the policy is a result of Mr. Trump believing in "enforcing federal law". But Trump's U.S. Attorney General - former Alabama Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado.
He said the federal government "is closing its eyes and plugging its ears" to spreading legalization, but Washington should not interfere with any state's legal marijuana market.
The supportive remarks put Trump, who repeatedly said he would respect states' rights on marijuana during his campaign for the presidency, in direct conflict with the views of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The many amendments added by the senate - and which will now be considered by MPs - reflect some of this opposition, such as tighter restrictions on advertising by cannabis companies and allowing provinces to prohibit home cultivation.
New Hampshire has a commission charged with studying marijuana legalization, regulation, and taxation.
Some banks have been wary to offer services to pot businesses even in states where the substance is legal due to the federal prohibition.