WASHINGTON — In letters sent to congressional leaders, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly asked for elected officials to help undo federal medical marijuana protections put into place in 2014.
A letter, first reported by Massroots.com on Monday, shows Sessions argued the amendment inhibits the Justice Department from enforcing the Controlled Substances Act.
Sessions is targeting the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which prohibits his department from using federal funds to prosecute and prevent states from passing laws to legalize medical marijuana.
The Attorney General has not historically been a fan of marijuana, comparing the drug to the heroin epidemic.
It’s not known if Sessions’ efforts will be successful. The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment has historically had bipartisan support in Congress, as well as medical marijuana boasting support from the public.