America’s growing acceptance of marijuana may be reversed if Sen. Jeff Sessions is confirmed as attorney general, industry experts said Friday.
President-elect Donald Trump on Friday said he intends to nominate Sessions, a former prosecutor, as the next U.S. Attorney General.
Sessions is not a fan of marijuana, to say the least. Aaron Herzberg, general counsel at real estate focused marijuana company CalCann Holdings, said Sessions “is the worst pick that Trump could have picked.” Sessions has been critical of President Barack Obama and his administration’s approach to enforcing federal drug laws.
“Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” Sessions said during an April Senate hearing. “We need grown ups in Washington to say marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized, it ought not to be minimized, that it is in fact a very real danger.
“To make it socially acceptable creates increased demand and results in people being addicted and being impacted adversely.”
Further back, Sessions allegedly said he thought KKK members were okay until he learned they smoked marijuana. Sessions subsequently called that a joke.