Jeffrey Sessions has been nominated to become the next attorney general of the United States. As the highest-ranking law enforcement official, he would have great latitude when it comes to the cannabis industry. The Senate Judiciary Committee met on Jan. 31 to discuss his nomination. But the vote didn’t happen on Jan. 31 because it was delayed when Democrats deployed the two-hour rule.
On Feb. 1, the committee voted 11-9 down party lines on Sessions–Republicans in favor of, and Democrats against. The vote to confirm Sessions now moves to the full Senate.
Here’s more about how the two-day committee meeting unfolded, which Cannabis Wire live-tweeted: