President Donald Trump has promised Sen. Cory Gardner that he’ll support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana, the Washington Post reports, defusing a standoff between the Colorado Republican and the administration over Justice Department nominees. Gardner said in January he would block all DOJ nominations after Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo that heightened the prospect of a federal marijuana crackdown on states that had legalized it. Recreational marijuana has been legal in Colorado since 2014. Gardner said Trump told him the marijuana industry in Colorado won’t be targeted, the Post wrote. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Gardner’s statement was accurate and that Trump is “a firm believer” in states’ rights.
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