70 Percent of Americans Oppose Jeff Sessions' Marijuana Crackdown

Many politicians have spoken out against Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to rescind protections for states with legalized marijuana. And it turns out Sessions doesn't have the support of the public either.

According to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, 70 percent of Americans opposed enforcing federal marijuana laws on states. Quinnipiac also asked how people view Jeff Sessions. Only 14 percent said they have a favorable opinion of the Attorney General while 47 percent said they have an unfavorable view, with another 37 percent saying they don't have an opinion either way. You know it's a bad sign when three times as many people dislike you than like you.

The poll also noted that there are only two demographics in the United States that oppose marijuana legalization: People over 65 and Republicans. This is actually slightly different than a poll released in October 2017 that found that the majority of Republican voters do support marijuana legalization. But it's still pretty clear from these numbers that any attempt at a crackdown initiated by Sessions will be supported by a very small percent of the population.

At the same time, President Donald Trump has remained silent on the issue, only allowing a spokesperson to say that he supports enforcing the law. Either Trump is clueless about what Sessions is doing, or he's perfectly fine with it and wants his Attorney General to soak up all the controversy and blame.

Good luck with that in 2020!

(h/t Newsweek)


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