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If you like your dispensary, you can keep your dispensary... or at least that's what a new bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) would ensure.
The legislation, known as Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act would allow states to regulate marijuana without federal interference by amending the Controlled Substances Act so that it does not supersede any state, territory or tribal laws "relating to the manufacture, production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, or delivery of [marijuana]"
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"It's time to reform American's outdated marijuna policies," Warren tweeted on Thursday.
Gardner says that trying to roll back pot laws would be like "putting ketchup back in the bottle" (baked?) - and noted that current finance laws have made it difficult for legal marijuana businesses to operate.
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“This city of Denver, the state of Colorado, can collect taxes … they can take it to the bank,” Gardner said. “But if you’re in the business, if you work for the business, you can’t get a bank loan or set up a bank account because of the concern over the conflict between the state and federal law. We need to fix this public hypocrisy.”
Gardner and Warren announced in April that they were working together to hold Trump accountable for campaign rhetoric about respecting states rights, while Warren has reportedly said that the goal of the bill is to "ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders."
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President Trump says he "will probably end up supporting" the bill according to Politico, putting him at odds with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' hard-line stance on the devil's grass. Sessions rescinded an Obama-era policy which significantly limited prosecution of individuals and businesses who sold pot legally under state laws.
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