Congress is heading for a confrontation with Sessions over marijuana

Lawmakers consider measures relaxing federal marijuana ban
Bloomberg (US)
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cory BookerSessions is seeking to crack down on marijuana use while lawmakers from both parties are pushing legislation that would do the opposite. Measures have been attached to must-pass bills in the Senate that would allow Veterans Affairs doctors to counsel patients on the use of medical marijuana, and to continue blocking the Justice Department from pursuing cases against people who use medical marijuana in states that have legalized it. Some lawmakers are pushing to go even further. Senator Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, unveiled legislation that would legalize marijuana at the federal level. (See also: Legal-weed States tell Jeff Sessions their programs are working)