Former U.S Attorney General Eric Holder told a group of students earlier this week that he believes the current attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has an “almost obsession with marijuana.”
In a recent discussion at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Holder, who served as the AG under President Obama, criticized Sessions for seemingly plotting to destroy every policy pertaining to federal government’s position on marijuana, including the 2013 Cole Memo, which has allowed legalization to take place all across the nation with minimal interference by the Justice Department.
“I think that was a really good policy,” Holder said, according to a report from the Washington Examiner. “The Sessions almost obsession with marijuana I think is the thing that’s put the Justice Department in this strange place.”
Sessions has spent the majority of his time in office threatening the marijuana community about how his Justice Department, which includes the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is coming for them.
In addition to pressuring Congress earlier this year in an attempt to get them to stop supporting a popular medical marijuana protection known as the…