Think of Jeff Sessions as Donald Trump's Revenge on Legal Pot
New Attorney General probably just as bad as he seems for cannabis.
Trump's selection of Sessions was made public in mid-November. The general media consensus, after some serious thought, seems to be that the Republican junior Senator from Alabama in the role of federal law enforcement's top cop is a worst-case scenario for the legal cannabis industry.
Kindland advanced that premise the day after Trump put Sessions into play.
Prior to the November 8 election, when pressed on issues of weed, Trump alluded to a consensus that medical marijuana was a good thing. He indicated that recreational cannabis policies were a state-by-state issue.
Beyond his stated pre-election position, the President-elect is a lifelong businessman. He is presumed to have a keen appreciation of profitability and revenue streams. If logical conclusions were the newly elected President's driving motivation, he could be expected to support the burgeoning regulated-weed industries.
Unfortunately for cannabis entrepreneur's peace of mind, logic is not the only force that drives Donald Trump. There is a sense that he does not like to be crossed, and—ask Rosie O'Donnell—does not easily allow bygones to be bygones.
Guess who crossed him?