“I think we have a very thin agreement,” Colorado’s GOP senator tells CPR News.
"I don't think that's appropriate for me to, in effect, violate or neuter federal marijuana law," Sessions said Friday.
The Republican senator has thrown his support behind the president's cancellation of next month's anticipated nuclear talks.
After four months of whiplash for the cannabis business community, Sen. Gardner's support of the industry has empowered investors again.
The bill proposed in partnership with Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren would legitimize Colorado's marijuana industry, solving banking and other legal protection issues for licensed businesses.
Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution, who has taught at the University of Denver, tells Colorado Matters what such a step might mean.
"This commissioning will be a special day for our country and for Colorado," said Sen. Cory Gardner.
In a wide ranging interview with Colorado Matters, the senator also addressed North Korea, and President Trump’s call for new trade tariffs on steel and aluminum.
The holds have created friction both with Sessions and some of Gardner’s fellow GOP senators who want key law enforcement officials in their states confirmed.
"Both of us support a pathway to citizenship for the dreamers, and both of us support border security," said Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat.