Jeff Sessions could reverse years of progress on marijuana policy

Drug reform advocates have a few concerns about President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general nomination
The Huffington Post (US)
Friday, November 18, 2016

Jeff SessionsPresident-elect Donald Trump has nominated hardline drug policy reform opponent Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be Attorney General of the United States, a move that sent shockwaves through the marijuana legalization movement. If confirmed, Sessions would sit atop the DOJ, the federal agency that oversees federal prosecutors and enforces federal law on the plant. Trump has said he would respect states’ rights on the issue, but Sessions' track record of opposing marijuana reform is deeply troubling to people who favor progressive drug laws. (See also: Trump’s pick for attorney general: 'Good people don’t smoke marijuana' | Jeff Sessions on marijuana and civil asset forfeiture)