U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday where he was grilled on a number of marijuana policy issues.
After first asking Sessions what the Department of Justice (DOJ) has done to mitigate voter suppression for America’s disenfranchised minorities, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) shifted his remaining five-minute opportunity to put Sessions on the proverbial “hot seat.”
To the delight of cannabis consumers across the country, Rep. Cohen asked Sessions to defend his infamous 2016 comment that “good people don’t smoke marijuana.”
“Is John Kasich a good person? George Pataki, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, George Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Judge Clarence Thomas — which of those are not good people?”
Sessions’ response to the question and list of political heavyweights who have been open about past marijuana use was less than direct.
“Let me tell you how that came about, Congressman. So the question was, ‘What do you do about drug use — the epidemic we’re seeing in the country — and how you reverse it?’ Part of that