Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t see the federal government getting involved in marijuana.
According to Capital Public Radio, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones and Attorney General Sessions met last week to discuss several issues; one of them just happened to be marijuana.
“Regarding the prioritization of federal resources to combat marijuana; he didn’t see the federal government getting involved in marijuana use or low-level state, what are traditionally state and local crimes”, said Sheriff Jones following the meeting. “[B]ut, I don’t think he ruled out the possibility of the federal government getting involved in larger-scale operations”; Jones says these operations would include trafficking by drug cartels, not necessarily cannabis businesses that are legal under state law.
News of this meeting comes among increased fear of how the Trump Administration will handle states that have legalized cannabis; especially now that Sessions – a known decades-long prohibitionist – is officially attorney general.
Despite this well-founded fear, this meeting is one of several reasons cannabis consumers and entrepreneurs might be correct in thinking that the Trump Administration will respect state marijuana laws.