Jeff Sessions faces a steep uphill battle in his war on pot

Beyond public opinion, the burgeoning marijuana industry has already become a potent economic force in the states where it has a foothold
The Washington Post (US)
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of Obama-era rules that set a federal policy of noninterference with state-legal marijuana businesses, setting up a potential clash between the federal government and state authorities backing an increasingly entrenched and popular industry. Rolling back that policy is likely to cause political headaches for the Trump administration given the widespread public support for legalization, the economic clout of the marijuana industry and the supporters legal marijuana businesses have won over in Congress. An October 2017 Gallup poll found a record-high 64 percent of Americans saying they supported marijuana legalization. (See also: Trump Administration takes step that could threaten marijuana legalization movement)