Donald Trump’s attorney general pick could destroy the recreational pot industry

Although a majority of Americans say they support marijuana legalization when asked by a pollster, that doesn’t mean consider it a political priority
The Washington Post (US)
Monday, November 21, 2016

Attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is a fervent foe of marijuana legalization. But if he were confirmed as President-elect Trump’s top law enforcement official, would he really have any power to put his anti-pot views into practice? To review the postelection state of play, a majority of states have legalized medical marijuana and eight (plus the District of Columbia) have legalized recreational marijuana. But the federal Controlled Substances Act still defines production and sale of marijuana as serious crimes. (See also: Jeff Sessions’s ridiculous anti-drug crusade)