Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Editor: Douglas A. Berman
Moritz College of Law

Friday, November 18, 2016

"Good people don't smoke marijuana..."

Images...said Trump's selection for attorney general of the United States, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).  

And Sessions really dislikes pot smokers. According to WaPo:

In 1986, a Senate committee denied Sessions, then a 39-year-old U.S. attorney in Alabama, a federal judgeship. His former colleagues testified Sessions used the n-word and joked about the Ku Klux Klan, saying he thought they were "okay, until he learned that they smoked marijuana."  

His selection is not an encouraging sign for those hoping for (among other things) a continuation of the Obama administration's more temperate stance on marijuana policy.

NORML has graded Sessions an "F" on its congressional scorecard. 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/2016/11/good-people-dont-smoke-marijuana.html

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