What does Jeff Sessions mean for Legal Marijuana?

What does Jeff Sessions mean for Legal Marijuana?

Is The New Attorney General Going To Be A Problem For Marijuana Users?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Marijuana
photo: Oregon Cannabis Connection

I’m assuming most of you aren’t like me. I was born and raised in the bible belt so I’ve been surrounded by people like Jeff Sessions all my life. Being raised in a Southern Baptist town where everyone knows everyone else’s secrets isn’t easy. And it’s really not easy if you are a hippie free spirit who loves spending days being enlightened by music and nature and the world in general. So being oppressed by the likes of Jeff Sessions isn’t new to me.

I think what we are all wondering now though, is what happens to our legalization movement? What happens in the states where it already is legal? Will federal laws be enforced now that Jeff Sessions is effectively the highest ranking law enforcement officer?

The answers are unclear at this particular moment. We do know he hates marijuana use. He’s had no problem making that well known to everyone. Let’s take a look at the Greatest Quotes by Jeff Sessions:

“Good people don’t smoke marijuana”

“We need grown-ups in charge in Washington to say marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized.”

“You can’t have the President of the United States of America talking about marijuana like it is no different than taking a drink…”

And my personal favorite:

As far back as 1986, he joked that he thought the Ku Klux Klan “was okay until I found out they smoked pot,” according to the New York Times.

 I’m not saying Jeff Sessions is against marijuana, but I think he speaks for himself. I know that the overall power of this depends on Trump’s stance on legalized marijuana, but he’s been so very unclear on where he stands. So even though we may not have an answer on what Jeff Sessions plans to do with legalized marijuana yet, but we all saw his stance on legal marijuana in Alabama. “Good people don’t smoke pot…”