- Gessin and Chernis: By all accounts, Sessions remains a steadfast drug warrior
- But he is unlikely to have decision-making authority in the Trump administration over cannabis policy
Jesse Gessin is deputy federal public defender in Southern California and a lecturer in trial advocacy at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Michael Chernis is a Los Angeles-based attorney and expert specializing in the cannabis industry. With decades of experience as an attorney handling high-profile big business cases and civil rights issues, he has lobbied on behalf of dispensaries to have more open laws surrounding medical marijuana. The opinions in this article belong to the authors.
(CNN)What does the nomination of US Sen. Jeff Sessions, now likely to be the next US attorney general pending Senate approval, mean for the fast-growing cannabis industry?