Sessions: More violence around marijuana than ‘one would think’

Attorney General says he doesn't think America will be a better place with "more people smoking pot"
The Cannabist (US)
Monday, February 27, 2017

Jeff SessionsThe Justice Department will try to adopt “responsible policies” for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, adding that he believes violence surrounds sales and use of the drug. Sessions said the department was reviewing an Obama administration Justice Department memo that gave states flexibility in passing marijuana laws. The comments were in keeping with remarks from White House spokesman Sean Spicer, who said that enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana would be stepped up. Sessions stopped short of saying what he would do, but the Justice Department has several options available should it decide to enforce the law. (See also: Jeff Sessions issues ominous warning on state marijuana legalization)