I think most marijuana enthusiasts will agree it would be a great thing if Jeff Sessions wasn’t attorney general. Sessions is trying to revive the War on Drugs, and he even recently showed support for reviving D.A.R.E. Keep in mind both the War on Drugs and D.A.R.E. failed spectacularly, ruined lives and wasted a ton of money.

There was a glimpse of hope that Sessions might be on his way out when Donald Trump told the New York Times on Wednesday that he would never have nominated Sessions if he had known he would recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

“Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president,” Trump said. “How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you.’ It’s extremely unfair — and that’s a mild word — to the president.”

Sessions is very loyal to Trump, so many assumed that might get him to quit his job. Unfortunately, that currently doesn’t appear likely.

“We love this job, we love this department and I plan to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate,” Sessions said Thursday.

Jeff Sessions may be loyal to Trump, but he also seems quite loyal to his backwards causes. He’s trying to invigorate the private prison industry, let police steal your propertykill marijuana legalization efforts and generally do whatever he can to disproportionally hurt minorities. As long as Trump doesn’t directly ask for his resignation, it seems likely he’ll keep working on those plans, because he loves doing the opposite of what works when it comes to the law.

It might not matter, because there’s a decent chance Trump would pick someone just as bad to replace him if he stepped down, but it’s impossible to say. It’s likely true that Trump couldn’t pick someone who would be any worse.

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