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President Trump said on Friday that he supports new marijuana legislation filed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO). [TRUMP CLIP: (Reporter: Do you support Sen. Gardner’s marijuana federalism bill? “I really do. I support Senator Gardner. I know exactly what he’s doing. We’re looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes.”] Trump spoke during an impromptu press conference on the White House lawn as he prepared to board Marine One to head to G-7 summit in Canada. The bill, the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Entrusting States (STATES) Act, would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to exempt state-legal marijuana activity from its provisions. It would also protect banks that work with legal cannabis businesses and legalize industrial hemp. Gardner has said that Trump had given him assurances the Department of Justice would not target legal marijuana states like Colorado, a concession Trump made to get Gardner to stop blocking Department of Justice nominees.