What Will A.G. Jeff Sessions Do About Weed?

President-electDonald Trump‘s transition teamannouncedNov. 18 that Alabama Sen.Jeff Sessionshas been chosen to be attorney general. The Republican former US attorney was thefirst senator to throw his supportbehind Trump’s presidential bid, and he later worked with the candidate to craft his policies on immigration and counter-terrorism.Sessions must face a confirmation hearing before theSenate Judiciary Committee, where his past inflammatory remarks concerning race and his support for mass deportation of undocumented immigrants may stir opposition. Still, heshould be confirmed, as Republicans will likely have a 52-48 advantage over Democrats in the Senate.TheWashington Postnotes that Sessions is an outspoken opponent of cannabis legalization, and his elevation to attorney general could deal a blow to state legalization policies across the country. At a Senate drug hearing in April, Sessions said that “we need grown-ups in charge in Washington to say marijuana is not the kind of...



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