Jeff Sessions Faces Tough Cannabis Questions—From DOJ InternsLeafly StaffDecember 7, 2017
The full video, which ABC obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, was released on ABCnews.com earlier today.
Mike Levine and Geneva Sands wrote this at ABC News:
During the event, one intern asked Sessions why he supports “pretty harsh policies for marijuana and pretty lax gun control laws” when “statistically guns kill significantly more people than marijuana does.” In response, Sessions noted that more fatal accidents are now caused by drugs than by alcohol, and he said the American Medical Association “is crystal clear” that “marijuana is not a healthy substance.”
But when the intern challenged that assertion, Sessions seemed dismissive, addressing the intern as “Dr. Whatever Your Name Is.”
“I don’t think America’s going to be a better place if marijuana’s sold in every corner grocery store,” Sessions said.
Sessions justified his view on cannabis by pointing to recent statistics about drugged driving. Leafly contributor David Bienenstock recently investigated the truth behind the data on drugged driving, which we suggest the Attorney General consult the next time he’s asked the question.