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Poll Shows Jeff Sessions Is Out Of Touch With Americans On Cannabis

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Last week – and many, many times before that, really – Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed that he is out of touch with Americans on the issue of marijuana. While speaking to service people at the Luke Airforce Base in Arizona, Sessions took a moment to reflect on the backlash to his cannabis comments.

“When they nominated me for attorney general, you would have thought the biggest issue in America was when I said, ‘I don’t think America’s going to be a better place if they sell marijuana at every corner grocery store,’ ” Sessions said, referring to comments that he made last month. “[People] didn’t like that; I’m surprised they didn’t like that.”

But he shouldn’t be surprised given that the American public has consistently supported marijuana legalization since 2012. A 2015 Gallup poll revealed that 58 percent of Americans supported legalization for medical and recreational uses. A year later, Gallup’s numbers suggested that support had climbed to 60 percent support.

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