Dana Rohrabacher

Weed's legal in California, but activists fear a battle ahead with Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general

Weed's legal in California, but activists fear a battle ahead with Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general

Backers of laws allowing marijuana use in California are girding for a possible political and legal battle against President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, a staunch foe of pot legalization.

Marijuana industry leaders in the state and around the U.S. have launched an opposition campaign to the Senate confirmation of the Republican senator from Alabama and are appealing to the Trump camp to make sure the president-elect’s policies are consistent with his campaign comments that he favors allowing states to decide how to enforce marijuana laws.

“We are very concerned, because Sen. Sessions has a strong record of...

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