Apr 15 2018
On the night of April 11, 2018, Trump and Gardner had a telephone conversation in which the president contradicted the Sessions memo, telling the senator from Colorado - where marijuana has been legalized for adult-use since 2014 - would not be subjected to a federal crackdown on cannabis.
It marked the latest flip by the president who pledged while he was campaigning to respect states that legalized marijuana but also criticized legalization and implied it should be stopped.
Mr. Gardner held up the nominees after Attorney-General Jeff Sessions rescinded an earlier Justice Department memo that shielded marijuana operations in states such as Colorado from enforcement of the federal ban on the drug.
Gardner noted that Trump had stated during his campaign that he had supported states' rights to decide how to approach marijuana.
"Furthermore", Gardner added, "President Trump has assured me that he'll help a federalism-based legislative decision to restore this states' rights scenario as quickly as and for all".
Gardner has been working with other Senators quietly about pushing for a legislative fix that would completely bar the federal government from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana or have voted to do so.
Marijuana legalization advocates were ebullient. "This is one more step toward ending the irrational policy of marijuana prohibition, not only in Colorado but throughout the country".
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Under Mr. Sessions's approach, USA attorneys in states where pot is legal were given approval to prosecute cases where they see fit. "We should hope for the best, but not take anything for granted". "This reckless plan will not go unanswered". "I am a states person, it must be up to the nations, perfectly", he told a television interviewer in Colorado this year.
Nonetheless, a 12 months earlier at CPAC (Conservative Political Movement Conference) in Maryland, Trump had talked about he supported medical marijuana nevertheless known as leisure pot "harmful".
Marijuana is legal for medicinal use in 29 states and for recreational use in eight. "They have a lot of issues going on at this time in Colorado - several big problems", Trump said.
When Trump selected Sessions, a former federal prosecutor and USA senator from Alabama, as his attorney general, marijuana supporters girded for a crackdown. However, Gardner mentioned he had been promised by Sessions he'd do absolutely nothing to interfere with the robust bud market of Colorado.
Gardner talked about he was blindsided when Courses made his announcement in January referring to pot prosecutions.
Some of Gardner's fellow GOP senators groused at the impact of the hold, and Gardner allowed some nominees to proceed in a "good-faith" gesture last month. On Friday, he said he was fully releasing his holds on Department of Justice nominations. Replacements of any of those officials would require new nominations.
Mr. Gardner said that as a result of Mr. Trump's assurances he'll end a blockade of Justice Department nominees. Sessions and also Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the official supervising the Russian Federation probe that has been the aim of the ire of Trump has been met with by Gardner.
Afghanistan: Taliban attack kills 10 security forces in Herat
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Apr 14 2018
Klopp confident Salah will stay with Reds
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Apr 13 2018
Almost 260 dead in military plane crash in Algeria
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Apr 12 2018
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Apr 11 2018
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Frith knows from her own experiences as a first responder how much it means when someone is appreciative of the work they do. Between donations from families, neighbours and passersby, they raised more than $200 in a couple of hours Sunday afternoon.
Apr 11 2018
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Apr 10 2018
Guardiola: City need to perform the 'perfect game'
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Apr 10 2018
India to decide on action against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica
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Apr 09 2018
Cricket memorabilia sells for thousands at auction
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Apr 09 2018
IPL 2018: KKR to take on RCB in Kolkata Sunday
The interesting episode of the game, the turning point, arrived in the 15th over of Royal Challengers Bangalore's innings. As many as 16 runs were leaked in the final over by Karnataka pacer Vinay Kumar who had a forgettable comeback for KKR .
Apr 08 2018
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The bus, which was carrying a group from Atlanta to the tournament, is owned by Jet Executive Limousine, troopers said. Authorities have closed one lane of traffic in both directions. "It's not the way we planned the day", Plowman said.
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