Donald Trump says he is likely to support marijuana legalization, which is likely why Attorney General Jeff Sessions was not a part of new discussions on the matter.
President Trump on Friday voiced support for the STATES Act introduced by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) that would end the federal ban on marijuana, the AP reports.
“I support Senator Gardner. I know exactly what he’s doing,” Trump told reporters in Washington. “We’re looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes.”
Trump’s support seems to be in direct opposition with Sessions, who in 2018 rescinded an Obama-era memo to protect state marijuana laws.
The difference between the two might be the reason why Sessions was left out of current talks regarding the STATES Act.
In an interview with Colorado Public Radio, Trump’s top cop Sessions explained why he wasn’t invited to the table:
“I was not a participant in the meetings he had at the White House, so I don’t know details of that except that it remains clear that the Cole memo has been withdrawn and the impact of that is essentially to make…