Officials In Legal-Weed States Push Back Against Jeff Sessions’ Marijuana Criticisms

Alaska and Washington present more evidence that marijuana legalization is working, but the attorney general appears willing to ignore the facts.

Government officials from Alaska and Washington have pushed back against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who sent threatening letters to the states and questioned the efficacy of their marijuana legalization and regulatory programs.

In letters obtained by HuffPost that are dated Aug. 1 and Aug. 14, Alaskan Gov. Bill Walker and Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth, both Independents, defend their state’s marijuana law and the voters who approved legalization in the state. They also ask the Department of Justice to not interfere with state-legal programs and refute some of Sessions’ assertions about their law.

– Read the entire article at Huffington Post.