What Attorney General Sessions Will Do About Cannabis is Still Unclear
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump said his administration would “do” medical marijuana and let the states decide about legalization for themselves. Then, on the heels of passing eight state marijuana reform initiatives in 2016, his choice for Attorney General rattled reformers.
Every Republican senator voted for Sessions as AG on February 8, while every Democrat but one voted no. Based on that narrow party-line vote, Sessions now sets the tone and priorities for federal law enforcement for the coming years. Among other tasks, the new Attorney General will oversee the DEA and federal prosecution of the Drug War.
Sessions role poses risk to drug policy reform
Many reformers are skeptical of Sessions
Some remain cautiously hopeful