But Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded that guidance, drawing a rebuke from Gardner and other lawmakers whose states have legalized marijuana.
Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado said Friday that Trump made the pledge to him in a Wednesday night conversation.
In retaliation, " Gardner used his ability as a senator to stop consideration of any nominees to that division of Justice - yet another extraordinary measure for a senator to use contrary to an administration run by an individual member of the party.
While many states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana use, the drug is still illegal under federal law, which created a conflict between federal and state law.
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Trump's announcement centers on a DOJ document known as the Cole Memo, circulated during President Barack Obama's administration, which advised prosecutors to defer to state cannabis laws and, in states where marijuana is legalized, to focus on issues like preventing its distribution to minors and stopping sale revenues from going to criminal enterprises.
But the Journal's sources say Trump wants the top Justice Department officials gone anyway: "Eventually, it will happen", a source said.
Gardner hopes to introduce bipartisan legislation keeping the federal government from interfering in state marijuana markets.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders confirmed the president Trump's action.
Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., listens as President Donald Trump speaks before hosting a lunch with Senate Republicans in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on December 5, 2017.
Erik Altieri, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said Sessions' hiring did not reflect Trump's promise to protect state's rights.
During his campaign, Trump said states should be able to chart their own course on marijuana. I think it's up to the state's yeah, I'm a states person.
When he selected Sessions, a former federal prosecutor and USA senator from Alabama, as his attorney general, marijuana supporters girded themselves for a crackdown.
Thirty states have enacted statutes regulating the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Trump's backing is seen as key to getting a bill through Congress.
Gardner said he had lifted some holds earlier this year after "positive discussions with the DOJ" but that with Trump's assurances, he would be lifting all remaining ones. Sessions and also Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the official supervising the Russian Federation probe that has been the aim of the ire of Trump has been met with by Gardner.
It's Exotic Meat Month and a North Carolina brewery is taking the opportunity to introduce customers to all types of meats. Alongside the tarantula several other exotic meats are on offer, including camel, turtle, reindeer, rabbit, bugs and elk.
According to The Hollywood Reporter , the four people in his SUV all suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital . Ferrell's representative told TMZ the actor was not seriously hurt and was released from the hospital Friday morning.
As they headed into the first corner on the final lap, Bottas had a half-hearted attack but he was just not close enough. Sebastien Vettel stormed to victory with a masterful drive in Bahrain to make it two from two for the German in 2018.
Bayern grew more and more frustrated as the game went on, Robben spurning a number of opportunities in the second half. Bayern Munich have announced that current Frankfurt manager Niko Kovac will takeover at the Allianz Arena from July 1.
Ms Haley has called for a vote on Tuesday on a draft resolution to set up a new inquiry into the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The new proposed United Nations resolution includes rival Russian and Western proposals for a new body to assess blame.
Center Eric Wood retired due to a neck injury, while left tackle Cordy Glenn was traded to the Cincinnati Bengals . An NFL investigation determined Incognito and two other Dolphins offensive linemen persistently harassed Martin.
But WWE announcing Monday that Lesnar re-signed with the company certainly quelled any talks about his departure at least for now. Back at WrestleMania 31, Reigns had his singles match with Lesnar interrupted by Seth Rollins and a Money in the Bank briefcase.
The home voted 5-7 to 40 to override the veto of the tax growth and sixty six to 28 to override the budget veto. Bevin had vetoed both bills, warning the new taxes would not generate enough money to cover the new spending.
The Japanese qualified for the finals for the first time in 1998 and have been present at the World Cup ever since. Japan faces a tough group, with opening matches against Colombia and Senegal before it faces off against Poland.
Bracing for an ice storm
He says the storm's "impressive rainfall totals" could produce a total of 3 inches of rain and ice melt through late Monday . Some snow may fall in areas north of Highway 7 later Saturday , with several centimetres of snow and ice pellets expected.
Sixers rout Bucks to extend winning streak
The Heat did not claim the title until the final game of the season, beating the top-seeded Toronto Raptors in overtime 116-109. The Sixers had been cautious this season and initially held him out of the back end of consecutive games on the schedule .
Senators: Trump is reconsidering his stance on TPP trade deal
The other countries include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Back in June 2016, Trump claimed that the agreement was, in fact, " pushed by special interests who want to rape our country ".
FBI Raids Michael Cohen's Office
He also argues she hasn't suffered any damages and that his statements were an opinion and "rhetorical hyperbole" under the law. Of course, it's possible that Cohen is an honorable but misunderstood attorney who has done nothing wrong, nor has his client.
Michael Goolaerts dies after Paris-Roubaix cardiac arrest
David Lappartient, president of the Union Cycliste Internationale, expressed the organisation's sadness at the tragic news. The team said Goolaerts died "in the presence of his family members and loved ones, who we keep in our thoughts".
Uber Makes a Bet on Bike-Sharing With JUMP Bikes Buy
Khosrowshahi said in an interview that Jump was "a ideal fit" for Uber's expanding portfolio beyond its core ride-hailing service. An integrated U-bar also enables riders to lock the bike to light poles, trees, benches, or traditional bike racks.