Canadian Senate votes in favour of bill to legalize cannabis

Canadian Senate votes in favour of bill to legalize cannabis

Canadian Senate votes in favour of bill to legalize cannabis

"We're looking at it, but I probably will end up supporting that deal", said Trump when asked about the legislation. "This is not a bill that forces legalization on any state that doesn't want it", Warren said. "I will again sponsor a tax and regulate legalization model in the next session". Phil Murphy and state lawmakers on whether to make New Jersey the ninth state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize marijuana back in January, but it ultimately killed the bill.

Canada's senate has voted to legalise recreational marijuana, clearing a major hurdle as the country moves towards becoming the first in the G7 to fully legalise the drug. In Massachusetts, retail pot shops are scheduled to open July 1.

In addition to protecting state-legal cannabis industries, the STATES Act includes a provision to allow marijuana businesses to access banking services.

The president's remarks place him in conflict with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an outspoken opponent of marijuana who lifted an Obama administration policy and freed federal prosecutors to more aggressively pursue cases in states that have legalized marijuana.

Gardner, for his part, said in a Thursday press conference announcing the bill that he had spoken with Trump about the bill.

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Cosponsored by Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado, the Senate bill and companion legislation introduced in the House on Thursday would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exempt from prosecution anyone acting in compliance with state laws that legalize cannabis use.

"Given that this bill is being co-led by Sen. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes". An additional 20 states permit marijuana for medical use.

Warren said current federal prohibition on marijuana impedes effective marijuana treatments for medical patients and unjustly targets minority communities.

Could legal marijuana solve America's opioid crisis? The amendments proposed by the Senate involve stricter advertising restrictions and giving provinces control over whether or not Canadians can grow marijuana in their homes. "He talked about his support for a state's rights approach during the campaign".

The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) seeks to ensure each state the right to determine the best approach to marijuana regulation within its borders, Warren said.

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