America’s legal cannabis industry might be able to exhale about the federal government’s hypothetical “greater enforcement” on recreational marijuana.
In a Wednesday interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper revealed what Attorney General Sessions told him during their private conversation:
He’s got his hands full with things — heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine — other things are even more significant. But doesn’t mean that he feels in any way that he should be cutting any slack to marijuana.
Better yet, when Hickenlooper asked Sessions if this “greater enforcement” was happening, Sessions told him:
You haven’t seen us cracking down, have you?
Hickenlooper indicated that the initial “cutting slack” remark likely applies more to illicit cannabis activity and those trafficking marijuana across state lines. The Colorado Governor admits that while Sessions isn’t pro-cannabis, he won’t be shutting down the nation’s cannabis businesses. “He’s very clear — he is anti drugs in all forms. He’s not going to encourage anyone to start a marijuana business … That being said, he…