Jeff Sessions Met With Canadian Senators Who Oppose Marijuana Legalization

You'd think Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be the last person to meet with politicians from Canada given the country's transition towards legalizing marijuana. But apparently he's more than happy to do so, as long as they agree with his views.

Sessions met with three Canadian senators who visited the Attorney General to discuss how marijuana legalization would affect Canadians visiting the United States. The senators, all of whom are from the country's Conservative Party, are researching unintended consequences of legalization that they believe Justin Trudeau and the government have not examined. So they went to Sessions to discuss what those consequences could be as it relates to law enforcement in the United States.

Of course, Jeff Sessions is probably the worst person to talk to about this issue if you want realistic answers about unintended consequences. After all, this is the guy who once said, "Good people don't smoke marijuana."

The actual issue of Canadian marijuana legalization and United States border security is actually an interesting issue. One state bordering Canada already allows legal marijuana (Washington) with two more set to implement legalization in the coming months (Vermont and Maine), and possibly Michigan in the near future as well. Would Canadians be allowed to bring cannabis into the United States through legal states, and vice versa? 

Unfortunately, we'll never get a rational decision on that issue with Sessions in office.

(h/t Marijuana Moment)


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