What’s going on?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants a harsher federal stance toward marijuana – even as the recreational use of weed becomes legal in more and more states. The Justice Department is rolling back Obama-era policies that shielded people from federal law, which still technically says marijuana is illegal everywhere.
How does this affect marijuana users?
No one knows yet. The announcement on Thursday rocked the growing marijuana industry as investors and users alike wondered if state laws legalizing the drug will be overridden now that Obama administration policies are no longer in place.
On today’s show, Doc and Kal wondered why Sessions seems to have a vendetta when it comes to this particular issue, and Kris explained how state and federal law enforcement respond differently when something is legal in a state but illegal under federal law.