Jeff Sessions is an opponent of legalizing marijuana Lawyers are telling their marijuana clients to ‘clamp down’ on compliance Analysts say there’s bipartisan support in Congress for legalizing marijuana federally A vocal opponent of legalized marijuana, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his position on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt’s show on Thursday morning, saying that the Justice Department will commit to enforcing federal laws on marijuana in an “appropriate way.”
“[M]arijuana is against federal law, and that applies in states where they may have repealed their own anti-marijuana laws,” Sessions told Hewitt. “And I’m not in favor of legalization of marijuana. I think it’s a more dangerous drug than a lot of people realize.”
The marijuana industry has been watching Sessions closely. If the Trump Administration were to crack down on states with legalized marijuana, the Department of Justice would have to lead the charge. In other words, marijuana stock prices tend to move whenever Sessions mentions the topic.