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Trump says he'd 'probably' support legalizing marijuana in tacit rebuke of Jeff Sessions

President Trump threw out some blazing hot takes before hopping on a helicopter Friday morning, from wanting to pardon Muhammad Ali to not thinking about pardoning Michael Cohen.

Oh, and he also said he'd "probably" support a bill protecting states' rights to legalize marijuana, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unveiled a plan Thursday that would essentially let states determine their own marijuana policies without federal consequences, per Politico. Both lawmakers represent states that have legalized recreational marijuana.

Trump only specifically said he supports Gardner and that he's still looking at the bill, but that he'll "probably end up supporting" it.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who firmly supports anti-drug laws, has yet to respond to Trump's remark.