Jeff Sessions: Out of touch.
Denver, CO – Attorney General Jeff Sessions has just been voted the Most Out-Of-Touch Person in the USA by the Common Sense Club.
By his recent decision to rescind the James Cole Memo, AG Sessions is basically telling U.S. attorneys to go after marijuana outlets that are complying with their state regulations rather than solely focusing on drug cartels and cross-border trafficking.
With 29 states and the District of Columbia now allowing medical or recreational use of marijuana, not only does this backward lurch go against the will of the people, but it also contradicts President Trump’s personal thoughts on this matter.
In a television interview on July 29, 2016 with KUSA-TV in Colorado, Trump said: “I wouldn’t do that [using federal authority to shut down recreational marijuana], no. I wouldn’t do that. I think it’s up to the states, yeah. I’m a states person. I think it should be up to the states, absolutely.”
In a radio interview with WWJ News Radio 950 in Michigan on March 8, 2016, Trump said “I think it certainly has to be a state decision. I do like it, you know, from a medical standpoint. It does do pretty good things. But from the other standpoint, I think that it should be up to the states.”
At a campaign rally in Sparks, Nevada on Oct. 29, 2015, Trump said: “The marijuana thing is such a big thing. I think medical should happen, right? Don’t we agree? I think so. And then I really believe we should leave it up to the states. It should be a state situation, but I believe that the legalization of marijuana, other than for medical because I think medical, you know I know people that are very, very sick and for whatever reason the marijuana really helps them, but in terms of marijuana and legalization, I think that should be a state issue, state-by-state.”
Maybe President Trump should explain to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that this should be a state-by-state decision and that the Federal Government should be hands off on the marijuana issue.
Maybe Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself, pack his bags, go back to Alabama, and spend the rest of his days playing golf with the not-so-honorable Roy Moore.