Cory Gardner restarts work to preserve feds away from Colorado marijuana


A bipartisan group in Congress, like Colorado’s two senators, re-introduced legislation Thursday to stop federal authorities from enforcing prohibitions on marijuana in states like Colorado exactly where it has been legalized.

Sen. Cory Gardner, a Yuma Republican, joined with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in announcing re-introduction of the bill, identified as the STATES Act. Companion legislation in the Residence is becoming co-sponsored by Rep. Joe Neguse, a Lafayette Democrat, amongst other people.

“Congress does a handful of issues pretty nicely and a lot of issues pretty poorly,” Gardner said at a news conference on Capitol Hill. “One of the issues it does pretty nicely is preserve its head in the sand, and that is precisely what it is completed on federal marijuana policy.”

Gardner stated Coloradans have had their bank accounts frozen and have been denied house loans due to the fact they perform in the cannabis sector. He also cited the case of two legal immigrants in Denver who say their citizenship applications had been denied due to the fact of their employment in the cannabis sector.


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