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Will legalized cannabis be a target of the Trump administration? 

The big joke for Clinton fans in California on election night: Let’s take the *high* road.  In California, Nevada, and Massachusetts, citizens gained the right to smoke marijuana recreationally. But Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for attorney general, is not a Mary Jane fan, to say the least. New York Magazine reports that he once joked … Continue reading “Will legalized cannabis be a target of the Trump administration? “

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The big joke for Clinton fans in California on election night: Let’s take the *high* road. 

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In California, Nevada, and Massachusetts, citizens gained the right to smoke marijuana recreationally. But Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for attorney general, is not a Mary Jane fan, to say the least. New York Magazine reports that he once joked that he was fine with the Ku Klux Klan “until I found out they smoked pot.” Charming. 

Sessions could use his power to crack down on states that allow for the recreational or medical use of cannabis. But it remains to be seen if that will be a priority for the Trump administration, especially given the president elect’s statement that he would leave this decision up to the states. 

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Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based journalist specializing in health and technology. Before joining Fast Company, Christina worked as a reporter for VentureBeat, Reuters and KQED

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