Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he is “not a fan” of the use of recreational marijuana with reporters this past Monday February 27th, and he vows to uphold the administration’s policies on “greater enforcement” of federal marijuana laws.
Not to get too political, but didn’t president Trump go on the record and state that he would leave it to the individual states to operate and govern themselves on the recreational use of marijuana? Why the sudden flop? Could this be politically driven after certain states publicly addressed they were sanctuary cities? Why is Jeff Sessions and the current administration toying with the public’s emotions and scaring entrepreneurs from pursuing their dreams?
Sessions further went on to say that America is not going to be a better place with young people smoking pot. He said and we quote “I believe it’s an unhealthy practice and current levels of THC in marijuana are very high compared to what they were a few years ago.”
The Justice Department’s approach to legal marijuana regulations is outlined in the 2013 “Cole Memorandum” which stipulates that the Justice Department placed a “low priority” on enforcing marijuana laws against businesses and organizations that operated and complied with state laws.
So what does this all mean for the existing recreational shops across the country and future entrepreneurs who have the means to create more jobs in the cannabis industry? We spoke with a few recreational shop managers who preferred to remain anonymous, they felt that Jeff Sessions was out of tune with the public. A manager from a recreational shop in the Tacoma, WA area said “Washington D.C. has no working knowledge of the hard work that goes into keeping this industry regulated and secured.” This was the consensus within the recreational shops we spoke to in the Pacific Northwest.
Apache Six Security, a company known for protecting the cannabis industry in the Pacific Northwest was recently interviewed by Q13Fox news in the Seattle area. The question on everyone’s mind is, has recreational marijuana caused more crime and is it one of the leading causes of opioids abuse? A PR spokesperson for Apache6.com had this to say, “the cannabis industry is better regulated than certain parts of the country” “the recreational marijuana industry is 90% more secured then the current medical community.”
The recent polls regarding the recreational use of marijuana around the country had an overwhelming positive response and with a response like that, it makes you wonder just how long Jeff Sessions will stick around. If the staff of Marijuana Security Magazine had to place a bet, the safe bet would be that marijuana prohibition is on it’s way out along with Jeff Sessions. The cold war era way of thinking is no longer needed and we need to have true leaders in charge who understand where we are today and where we need to be tomorrow. What are your thoughts? We would love to hear what you think.