In short, when it’s lead by Jeff Sessions. But let’s back up a bit and examine the issues surrounding the Attorney General’s proposed policy and how it might affect the legalization of weed. His intended fight against marijuana will most likely have the opposite effect. Yet only time will tell to see how states react to his commands.
Sessions And Pot
It’s not a secret that Jeff Sessions is vehemently against legalizing marijuana – if it was up to him, he’d probably burn down every grow house and completely eliminate the plant from the face of the earth. But he can only do so much, even for a man in his power position.
He’s recently announced that he wants to roll back an Obama initiative to legalize marijuana in a select handful of states and vows that state government agencies should attempt to prosecute dispensaries. Instead of working to keep drugs off the street and out of kids hands, Sessions wants a full-fledged marijuana crackdown.
Can He Do That?
While he doesn’t have free reign over weed, he’s going to try. Despite over 60% of the nation being all for legal weed, Sessions is going to try undoing history. However, both Republicans and Democrats alike are going to be royally ticked off if he moves forward with his plan.
Both the Cole memo and the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, both from Obama, essentially protect dispensaries. They forbid government entities from hassling them as long as they color within the lines. There’s only a certain amount of resources to go around, and legal dispensaries are low on the priority list.
The Sessions Bandwagon
Sessions’ plans are worrying some. What’s more concerning are the other rogue individuals who might want to take action on a local level. Imagine a US attorney going on their own marijuana crackdown. They have both the power and agenda to try to shake things up, even if they’re not successful at it.
The greater idea of politics comes into the mix here, where Democrats and Republicans might make certain moves based on their own future in office. Despite how they might feel about marijuana, Sessions’ actions might pave the way for them to push their own ideas merely for reelection purposes.
Marijuana Crackdown – The Future Of Weed
Here’s where it gets fun because Jeff Sessions is actually doing us a favor. While he thinks he is going on a crusade against weed, he’s instead bolstering the position of many in the industry. Many states are continuing to pass legislation that legalizes weed and it’s a trend that’s quickly growing. Some might be doing it just to spite Sessions, while others have separate agendas.
Ultimately, you shouldn’t be scared that the Attorney General is trying to make weed illegal again. His marijuana crackdown is nothing more than a personal agenda. It would take up much needed time and resources that states simply aren’t willing to give up. As an act of rebellion, we just might see even more weed activity in the near future.