The holds have created friction both with Sessions and some of Gardner’s fellow GOP senators who want key law enforcement officials in their states confirmed.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
John Walsh pushed for justice department guidance on how to prosecute marijuana during his tenure, and says the Trump administration is making a mistake in reversing course.
A billion-dollar industry in Colorado finds itself on shaky ground after AG Sessions makes a move that contradicts what he once said to senators.
"More people die every year from smoking than from murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes and alcohol, combined," the ads say.
Sessions recently sent letters to the governors of Colo., Alaska, Ore. and Wash., detailing his concerns with state regulatory efforts. Colorado has responded.
"We must encourage these 'sanctuary' jurisdictions to change their policies," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in announcing the move.
The U.S. Attorney in Colorado is cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries near schools.