Leafy: Trump’s AG Nominee Continues to Waffle on Cannabis
During confirmation hearings in the Senate this month, Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump’s nominee for US attorney general, left observers guessing as to whether he plans to crack down in states that have legalized cannabis. And if patients and businesses were hoping his written responses to policy questions would provide any added insight, they’re likely to be disappointed.
In his written replies to questions from fellow senators, which Sessions submitted last week, the Alabama Republican for the most part echoed what he has said previously about his intent to enforce federal law in states that have legalized cannabis, noting both the fact that cannabis remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act and the reality that the Department of Justice must prioritize enforcement resources.[…]