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Sessions crackdown on pot could make life harder for Republicans in November
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Trump Justice Department’s crackdown on legalized marijuana could be an issue in this year’s midterms — if Democrats choose to make it one. Multiple outlets reported Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration were rolling back an Obama era policy to scale back federal prosecution of marijuana-related cases in jurisdictions where it is not illegal under state law. A majority of states — including California, as of Jan. 1 — allow pot use in at least some circumstances, but the growing, selling and possession of marijuana are still federal crimes. read more


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