Update: After meeting with Sessions, Colorado gov thinks AG unlikely to crack down on marijuana
Following a face-to-face meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he doesn’t think a federal crackdown is imminent for his state or others that have legalized cannabis.
Hickenlooper shared some details of his meeting this week with Sessions in Washington, D.C. during an appearance Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily” with host Chuck Todd and in a follow-up interview Thursday with The Cannabist.
“We wanted to understand his frame of reference on both cannabis and immigration,” although cannabis dominated the conversation, Hickenlooper told The Cannabist.
Wednesday’s hour-long meeting was held at the request of the Colorado governor, who was traveling to D.C. for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership’s 9th Annual Capital Conservation Awards Dinner.