Gardner was angered in January when Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, revoked the Obama-era Cole memo that discouraged the federal government from interfering with states that had legalized marijuana.
Trump says he will back congressional efforts to protect states' rights to legal marijuana.
Matt Fox, a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, which advocates state control of marijuana laws, said this was a positive step in the short and long term - as a signal to Sessions to get more in line with Trump's previously-stated views on marijuana policy and as motivation for lawmakers to seriously tackle marijuana policy reform.
Gardner held up about 20 Justice nominees, a significant number considering Senate Republicans and the White House have for months accused Democrats of slowing down consideration of other Trump picks.
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Senator Gardner placed a hold on Department of Justice nominees until he confirmed that Colorado's rights would not be infringed.
"Furthermore", Gardner added, "President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states' rights issue once and for all". "We hope the president - who doesn't want to be known as the "Pot President" - will reverse course soon", said Kevin Sabet, founder of Smart Approaches to Marijuana. During the 2016 campaign, Colorado reporter Brandon Rittman asked Trump whether he would enforce the federal ban on cannabis in states that had legalized, to which Trump responded, "I wouldn't do that, no..."
When Trump selected Sessions, a former federal prosecutor and US senator from Alabama, as his attorney general, marijuana supporters girded for a crackdown.
The Cohen raid indicated that Mueller's investigation is encroaching on Trump's inner circle, which reportedly angered the president greatly.
There are now at least three bills under consideration which propose removing marijuana from the CSA's federal banned list or would allow states to legalize without fear of federal prosecution: the Marijuana Justice Act, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act and the Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act. Replacements of any of those officials would require new nominations.
Gardner said he had lifted some holds earlier this year after "positive discussions with the DOJ" but that with Trump's assurances, he would be lifting all remaining ones. Gardner has met with Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the official overseeing the Russian Federation probe who has been the target of Trump's ire.
That memo was replaced with a new order from Sessions which allows local USA attorneys to decide whether to prosecute these businesses under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which bans marijuana in all 50 states regardless of local law. Trump's backing is seen as key to getting a bill through Congress.
Syrian news outlet Al-Masdar News reported cruise missiles struck rural Damascus and caused explosions at Dumayr Airbase. Mattis said the joint strikes against Syria were a "one-time shot" unless Assad continues to use chemical weapons.
Bevin said, that in some "communities", his fellow Kentuckians knew children would be home alone and "took advantage of it". The bill authorizes the state to spend $4,000 for every public school student, the highest level in state history.
Manchester City could still miss out on winning the Premier League title this season, says manager Pep Guardiola . Now we have in front of us the most important title in the season by far. "We have to do it tomorrow".
However, Sri Reddy's act did not go down well with Movie Artists Association (MAA) and they have banned her for the brazen act. He wrote on Twitter, "I'm shocked with some allegations made by one actress against some film personalities including me".
According to Malema, in the 1980s the UDF called a press conference to distance itself from Madikizela-Mandela. In 1977, she was banished to a remote town to separate her from the heart of the movement she led in Soweto.
The driver was pulling into a pullout during heavy rains when the SUV went over the edge, according to Sheriff's officials. Toxicology results on a third child whose body was recovered from the crash area are still pending.
In exchange for his cooperation, Ferrer will serve a maximum of five years in each case, to be served concurrently. The Dutch-owned company is incorporated in DE , but its principal place of business is in Dallas.
The companies say that their first priorities are to respond to known incidents of downed power lines to make the situations safe. A slow-moving storm system, now in southeastern Nebraska, is expected to bring a variety of wintry weather to MI through Monday.
40000 bid Winnie Mandela final goodbye
Condolences have poured in from around the world in remembrance of one of the 20th century's most prominent political activists. In his fiery attack on those Malema said betrayed Madikizela-Mandela, EWN has put together five key points from his speech.
Michigan Man Wins Million Mega Jackpot
Wahl and his family opted to take the payment in a lump sum of $324 million, or about $175 million after taxes. The winning ticket was sold at the Lukoil South gas station on Route 23 in Riverdale on March 30.
Nolan Arenado leads bench-clearing brawl, Rockies beat Padres
Arenado and Parra appealed their suspensions, allowing them to play for Colorado against the Washington Nationals on Friday night. Kelly has received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally hitting Austin with a pitch and fighting.
Hurricane Nate name retired as hurricane name
The retired names will be replaced by Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel and will make their debut during the 2023 hurricane season. In the USA , seven direct deaths were reported, and an additional 85 indirect deaths occurred, 80 of which were in Florida.
Pope's letter to Chile shows "spiritual state of emergency"
In August 2017, the Marist Brothers reported that a member of the congregation had admitted to abusing 14 boys in Chile. In his letter, Francis said the Chilean Church now had "to fix the scandal as much as possible and restore justice".