Jeff Sessions has assured to stick to his hardline against recreational cannibas. So I have declined to commit to administering federal drug legislation over state regulations. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed to be able to proceed with his strong position on cannabis in a statement to the press on Monday, though he stopped short of saying he would have implemented federal law over state laws where recreational use has been legalized. “Most of you probably know I do not think America is going to be a better place when more people of all ages and particularly young people start smoking pot,” he told reporters, according to Politico.
Under the Obama administration, the Justice Department decided not to prosecute states like Washington and Colorado for allowing recreational consumption of cannabis in violation of federal law. “Experts are telling me that there is more violence around marijuana than one would think,” said Sessions said, despite a vast body of studies that did not like between cannabis legalization and violent Crime.
“States, they can pass the laws they chose,” he said, but “it does stay a violation of federal law to distribute marijuana.”
Eight states and the District of Columbia have laws legalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis for recreational reasons. Although there has been no increase in violent crime, Colorado has protested that cannabis cultivated there is illegally brought outside its borders. Nebraska futilely tried to sue Colorado over the matte; The case was dismissed by the US Supreme Court.