We’ve tirelessly covered how much Attorney General Jeff Sessions hates marijuana and does not at all understand marijuana. Considering this, you wouldn’t expect him to support expanding research into the possible benefits and risks of using marijuana, but he just did.

During a testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Sessions said he thinks there should be “more competition” when it comes to who can grow cannabis for medical research. If you’re not aware, only one farm is allowed to grow marijuana for Phase 3 trials, and it’s terrible. A bill that was also surprising, because it came from Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, would allow more farms to grow it. It appears Hatch got to Sessions in some way.

Sessions said he didn’t want there to be too many suppliers, but he’s okay with there being more than what we have now. “I think it would be healthy to have some more competition in the supply but I’m sure we don’t need 26 new suppliers,” Sessions said.

Sessions still hates marijuana and strongly opposes legalization, but at least he’s come to a relatively logical conclusion when it comes to this.

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