Ever since Donald Trump appointed Jeff Sessions as the U.S. Attorney General, the regressively thinking Southerner has attempted to demonize cannabis at every turn. From vaguely threatening to crack down on the recreational market to equating cannabis use to heroin addiction, the former Alabama Senator has tirelessly tried to conjure up the antiquated spirit of Reefer Madness.
But just like overcooked spaghetti, none of the rhetoric that Sessions is throwing out seems to be sticking to the wall, leaving him “surprised” by the public backlash that has resulted from his anti-cannabis stance.
Now, instead of attacking marijuana directly, the attorney general’s new strategy seems to be tying the plant in with violent crime. The Trump administration has circumvented their unpopular disdain for cannabis by focusing on busting drug cartels instead of the legal market.
On Tuesday, during a crime committee meeting, Sessions started beating the anti-pot drum once again, claiming that marijuana plays a significant part in the success of international criminal organizations. The attorney general stated that there’s a vast amount of violence around “marijuana…