Sessions Won’t Commit to Not Going After Sick People Using Marijuana Legally Under State Law

During his confirmation hearing for Attorney General of the United States, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions made it clear that if confirmed, he may very well go after states that have legalized cannabis, including medical cannabis.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) asked Sessions during the hearing; “Would you use our federal resources to investigate and prosecute sick people using marijuana in accordance with state law; even though it might violate federal law?”

Sessions responded by saying; “I won’t commit to never enforcing federal law, Senator Leahy; but absolutely it is a problem of resources for the federal government. The Department of Justice under Lynch and Holder set forth some policies that they thought were appropriate to define what cases should be prosecuted in states that have legalized, at least in some fashion marijuana, some parts of marijuana.”

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