Jeff Sessions As U.s.

Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General, and Sessions has a history of comments in opposition to loosening laws related to marijuana. This week, Sessions told reporters : “Most of you probably know I don’t think America is going to be a better place medical marijuana when more people of all ages and particularly young people start smoking pot.” Sessions was even more explicit last April , saying during a Senate hearing that “we need grown-ups in charge in Washington to say marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized, it ought not to be minimized, that it’s in fact a very real danger.” With his stated beliefs generating dozens of alarmist headlines like “Jeff Sessions’ Coming War on Legal Marijuana” and “Jeff Sessions Could Reverse Years Of Progress On Marijuana Policy” since Trump named him as attorney general, many pot entrepreneurs are nervous about the future of their industry. But Smith believes that the concerns are overblown and that the Trump administration is unlikely to take steps that will impact their bottom lines. “I don’t think we are ever going to be able to get Sen. Sessions to say that he likes marijuana, and my point is he may believe that but he is now moving into a position where he has to have a national position on issues, including on marijuana, as opposed to a state-based position in Alabama,” Smith said. “I have some confidence that the people around him in the administration will value the 250,000-plus jobs and the tax revenue, and that they wouldn’t want the industry to go back to the cartels.” Dixie Brands co-founder Chuck Smith. (Courtesy Dixie Brands) Connor Sheets | csheets@al.com ‘An accelerated pace’ Even if Sessions does work to reverse the ending of marijuana prohibition across the U.S., Dixie’s masterminds believe that the arc of history bends toward legalization. They emphasize the importance of cannabis as a medicine, citing thousands of testimonials from customers who say their products have helped them deal with chronic pain and other ailments. Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states – including Florida, Louisiana and Arkansas in the Southeast – and eight states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing recreational use of the drug. Smith and Keber hope that one day in the not-too-distant future people will be able to openly drink a bottle of Dixie Elixir everywhere from Chicago to the banks of the Coosa River.

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