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Americans question if Trump will ease federal ban on marijuana

Americans question if Trump will ease federal ban on marijuana

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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (File image via AP)

President Donald Trump said on Friday that he’s inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana.

Trump made his statement following a question about a proposal that would reshape the nation’s approach to marijuana. The president said he would “probably end up supporting that.”

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado is co-sponsoring and Trump said he supported him.

When asked about the measure, Trump told reporters in Washington that “we’re looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes.”

The U.S. prohibiting marijuana federally has created a conflict with more than two dozen states that have legalized marijuana in some form.

The legislation would ensure states have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders. Some U.S. restrictions would remain, including recreational sales to people under 21.

However, some Americans online questioned if Trump will ease the federal ban on marijuana.


Some Americans also questioned how Democrats will react following Trump’s statement.

Others praised him

(With AP)

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