Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivered Mixed Messages About Marijuana in 2017

Here’s our summary of Sessions’s most annoying marijuana meddling in 2017. We’ll get started on next year’s list on January 1.

A Thorn From the Beginning
Sessions was the first United States senator to fully support Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, so few were surprised as he emerged as Trump’s choice for AG…even though plenty were alarmed. Despite uttering such remarks as “good people don’t smoke marijuana” and “we need grownups in Washington to say marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized” during a Senate hearing April 2016, Sessions dodged cannabis questions from his former colleagues during his confirmation hearing in January 2017.

During a National Association of Attorneys General meeting in Washington, D.C., in February, Sessions got his voice back: “I, as you know, am dubious about marijuana. States can pass whatever laws they choose, but I’m not sure we’re going to be a better, healthier nation if

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