Attorney General Jeff Sessions rang in the new year by rescinding the Cole memo, an Obama-era policy that protected people in states with legal weed from federal prosecution. Now, a new Quinnipiac University poll suggests that voters aren’t onboard with that move.
While 58 percent of voters support the legalization of marijuana, a whopping 70 percent oppose having the government enforce federal marijuana laws on states that have legalized the drug.
“The demographics say pot is here to stay, either for fun or to provide medical comfort,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said. “And the message to Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Hands off.”
Even some Republican lawmakers support the Cole memo. In a press release, Alaska senator Dan Sullivan said rescinding the memo “could be the impetus necessary for Congress to find a permanent legislative solution for states