U.S. Senate confirms cannabis critic Jeff Sessions as AG

The Senate on Wednesday evening confirmed President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, the outspoken marijuana opponent Jeff Sessions, formerly a U.S. senator from Alabama. Sessions was confirmed in a 52-47 vote, with only one Democrat in the chamber backing the Republican. When Trump named Sessions as his pick for attorney general last November, plenty of cannabis industry insiders were alarmed¬†and feared that Sessions could spearhead a new federal crackdown on marijuana businesses. But on Wednesday two of the more prominent national cannabis advocacy groups took a more measured stance: Both said they expect that Sessions will ... U.S. Senate confirms cannabis critic Jeff Sessions as AG is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs