Sessions wants to stop pot in America


Clash of the Titans: Mini-Titan Jeff Sessions vs. pot enthusiasts like this one in California. (California photo courtesy of Rolling Stone)

Jeff Sessions has been talking about cracking down on states where marijuana is legal since the moment he became U.S. Attorney General. The Hill is reporting that Sessions intends to ditch an Obama-era law prohibiting federal interference in states that have legalized marijuana.

Odds are Sessions won’t be around to do it, and even if he is, he may not have the ability. Stopping him is the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, a single paragraph of federal law that prohibits the Justice Department from spending even one cent to prosecute medical marijuana users and sellers operating legally under state law. Sessions wants it rescinded. Whether it will go or he will go remains to be seen.

Retail sales of medical and recreational cannabis in the United States are expected to exceed $5…

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