United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems hell-bent on ending the country’s legal weed industry and bringing back the full force of America’s war on drugs. The nation’s top cop has already tried to remove sentencing leniencies put in place since under Obama’s administration, and has made a number of threats towards states with legal weed legislation. However, if Ol’ Jefferson, or his Twitter-obsessed boss, would just stop and listen to the people they represent, he would see a strikingly different set of American ideals.
According to a new report commissioned by cannabis reform group Marijuana Majority and compiled by SurveyUSA, a large majority of Americans across all political backgrounds, age ranges, racial groups and socio-economic status support states’ rights to legalize and regulate cannabis without federal interference.
The survey, conducted in mid-January with 1,500 phone respondents, found that 78% of those surveyed supported local government’s ability to “enact their own marijuana laws without interference from the federal government.”