Attorney General Jeff Sessions is surprised that Americans are not embracing his view of marijuana
The trio of memorandums from the Obama administration had embraced a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws.
In the past, Sessions has made numerous statements like, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana”.
“It is the mission of the Department of Justice to enforce the laws of the United States, and the previous issuance of guidance undermines the rule of law and the ability of our local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement partners to carry out this mission.”
A recent government-sponsored opinion poll reports that 61 percent of Americans are in support of marijuana legalization.
This shows that the majority of Americans do not have the same view of marijuana that the Attorney General has.
Sessions has gone as far as stating, that people believe the biggest issue in the country is his view on marijuana legalization.
Last month in Richmond, Virginia, the Attorney General stated that he rejects the idea of marijuana being sold in retail stores
“I realize this may be an unfashionable belief in a time of growing tolerance of drug use, but too many lives are at stake to worry about being fashionable: I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store.”
He also stated,
“I think medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much, pot is “only slightly less awful” than heroin.”
At this time Sessions and his Justice Department have not been able to take action against any states currently defying the federal law.