The US president said he would probably support a new bill that would allow all US states to authorize legalization in their territory. 9 states in the US have already approved a legal cannabis market but federal law still sets a total ban.
President of the United States Donald Trump Announced Friday that he was expected to support a new bill that would put an end to the Cannabis ban era in the United States, which began about 90 a year ago.
The new bill, promoted by the two parties, will allow each country to regulate the cannabis market in its entirety, including the establishment of factories, shops and the permitting of domestic growth and self-use - all without fear of DEA's claims and raids.
The remarks - contrary to the position of his justice minister, Jeff Sessions, who is fighting legalization supporters - Trump said when he boarded the plane on his way to the summit of the G7 (Organization of the industrialized nations) countries in Canada, where Confirmed On Thursday, the Senate will have full legalization, which is expected to go into effect by September.
When asked by reporters about the bill, Trump replied that he supported the position of Sen. Currie Gardner of Colorado, one of the initiators of the new law and the one who confronted the issue with Sessions.
"I know exactly what he's doing," said Trump. "We're looking at it, but I'll probably support it, yes."
As Gardner has already updated a few weeks ago that the president He approved To personally support the law, but now this is the first time Trump says it in his voice.
Since 2012, 9 has approved the series of cannabis market legally as alcohol - 8 (Washington, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, Maine, Nevada, California) did so after a referendum vote, and one, Vermont, approved This was last year for the first time in a government decision.
To enable states to maintain a legal cannabis market without the DEA's intervention, former President Barack Obama signed a Cole Memo document instructing the federal police not to enforce the law in countries that have authorized legalization.
Despite the permission to manage the Cannabis market, the banks, which are subject to federal law, refuse to allow the legal cannabis business in their countries to keep accounts in the bank, so that everyone is in cash only, which is a serious problem for them.
The removal of the federal ban by the president will allow the banks to deal with the matter and will for the first time cancel the historic incriminating laws on cannabis in the United States - the country that led the war on drugs in general and cannabis in particular.
Another significant effect of this move is the first permission for scientists to conduct studies on cannabis, which will also promote the medical cannabis industry.
"As the president told me in my conversation with him, we can not go back, you can only go ahead," Gardner said. "The ketchup is not going to go back to the bottle as they say."
In practice, the new bill will change a number of substantive sections of federal law so that states in the US can establish legal cannabis markets in various models of legalization that meet conditions.
In addition, the new law, if approved, will exclude all the crops of God,HempOf cannabis, ie cannabis plants containing less than 0.2% THC They would not think of a drug at all and would be just like any other agricultural product.