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Elizabeth Warren and Cory Gardner team up for a bipartisan Senate bill to back states’ rights on marijuana

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., is teaming up with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to take President Donald Trump up on his word to leave state marijuana industries alone.

In an interview with Yahoo News, Gardner said he met with Warren and “a number of senators on both sides of the aisle” on Wednesday to discuss a bill that will prevent the federal government from meddling in state-controlled marijuana industries. He said a draft of the bill could appear as early as later this week.

“Basically, this is a states’ rights bill. This is a federalism bill that says if a state like Colorado decides to move forward on medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, CBDs …, hemp, that activity is going to be lawfully, legally carried out,” Gardner told Yahoo News. CBDs are products derived from a non-psychoactive cannabinoid widely thought to have therapeutic potential.

“If Oklahoma wishes to maintain a prohibition on marijuana, then it would be illegal under state and local law in Oklahoma. But as far as Colorado goes, there would no longer be an illegal activity,” Gardner added. [Read more @CNBC.com]
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