Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Laws

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As an organization, we have been at the forefront of changing state marijuana laws for more than 20 years. This legislation reflects the position President Trump took on marijuana policy during his campaign, and it comes shortly on the heels of the positive comments he made to Sen. It is time for those laws to be respected by and protected from the federal government,” Murphy added. Gardner. It would also protect banks that work with marijuana businesses and legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp.Article continues after adAdvertisement“The STATES Act is the most significant piece of marijuana-related legislation ever introduced in Congress,” said Don Murphy, conservative outreach director for the Marijuana Policy Project, in a statement. “With its bipartisan backing in the Senate, it symbolically signals the eventual end of marijuana prohibition at the federal level.

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WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday that would end the federal government’s war on marijuana and protect states’ rights to enact their own marijuana policies.

In April, Gardner said President Donald Trump “assured [him] that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states’ rights issue once and for all.”

The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act would reportedly amend the Controlled Substances Act to exempt marijuana-related activities conducted in accordance with state, territory, or tribal laws. It would also protect banks that work with marijuana businesses and legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp.

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“The STATES Act is the most significant piece of marijuana-related legislation ever introduced in Congress,” said Don Murphy, conservative...

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