Sessions Offers Unclear, Useless Answers on Marijuana During Confirmation Hearing

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Senators on both sides of the aisle pressed their colleague Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) on Tuesday to flesh out his views on state-level marijuana laws, but president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the next attorney general downplayed his history of being a hardline drug warrior.

Instead, we got vague and unconvincing answers about how Sessions views the relationship between the states and the federal government.

“I think one obvious concern is that the United States Congress made the possession of marijuana in every state and the distribution of it an illegal act,” Sessions said when questioned by U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). “If that’s something that’s not desired any longer, Congress should pass a law to change the rule. It is not much the attorney general’s job to decide what laws to enforce. We should do our job and enforce laws effectively as we are able.”

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