(FinancialPress) — The Department of Justice will not interfere with Colorado‘s marijuana laws or businesses. President Trump has stated as much to at least one U.S. senator – which can be seen as a sign of that his administration will take an overseer position without attempting to interfere with each state‘s regulations for legal marijuana businesses.
The Denver Post published that U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R) revealed a commitment he received from the President: the U.S. Attorney General‘s Jeff Sessions‘ decision to repeal a batch of cannabis policies in effect “will not impact Colorado’s legal marijuana industry.”
“Furthermore, President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states’ rights issue once and for all,” Gardner continued.
When asked to develop on the subject, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Gardner‘s statements, adding that the administration will honor each individual state‘s rights on the trending topic.
Gardner has held a public skirmish against Sessions and his decision – which has included the holding up of DOJ appointments on the issue and the endorsement of a letter of support regarding states‘ rights to regulate marijuana as they deem fit. The letter was signed by a total of 17 U.S. senators.
With Trump‘s backing, Gardner decided to end the filibustering of appointments.
The industry celebrates a long-awaited compromise
The cannabis industry widely applauded the news.
Mason Tvery, VP of communications for Denver‘s VS Strategies, publicly thanked the Senator:
“We are grateful to Sen. Gardner for standing up for the people of Colorado, as well as to President Trump for respecting states’ rights to adopt their own cannabis policies…We may now be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. This is one more step toward ending the irrational policy of marijuana prohibition, not only in Colorado, but throughout the country.”