Trump’s public dressing down of Sessions may have come as sweet nectar to many in the cannabis sector. But…don’t be too hasty, his replacement  maybe no better.

We started today with

The Washington Times also has this from Scaramucci in the past few hours..

Newly named White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Tuesday President Trump is probably looking to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“I do know the president very well, and if there’s this level of tension in the relationship, that that’s public, then you’re probably right,” Mr. Scaramucci said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” when asked if the president wants to fire Mr. Sessions.

But Mr. Scaramucci said it’s up to Mr. Trump and Mr. Sessions need to work this out among themselves.

“I don’t want to speak for the president on that because he’s a Cabinet official, and I sort of think that has to be between the president of the United States and the Cabinet official.”

 

 

What does all this mean for the cannabis sector ?

Merry Jane  reported earlier today before the Trump statement on Sessions

Is a Federal Marijuana Crackdown Imminent?

Marijuana enforcement recommendations are set to be delivered to Attorney General Sessions this week.

The federal marijuana crackdown that drug reform advocates have speculated and feared for the past several months could come to a head later this week when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety submits its review on policies pertaining to the cultivation and sale of cannabis products in the United States.In April, Sessions assembled the task force in an effort to find any and all connections between statewide marijuana legalization and the national uptick in violent crime. Those recommendations, according to a memo calling for the review, are to be submitted no later than this Thursday, July 27.

But…will the President’s latest pronouncements on the AG and Russiagate slow the efficacy of the  Marijuana enforcement recommendations and their implementation

That’s the positive side of the coin

There’s another proposition that some in the legal press are already mumbling about and we’d suggest if Trump does go for ratings and rid himself of his latest perceived thorn the result for the Cannabis industry could be either worse than Sessions or more of the same with regard to looking at a federally regulated

Above the Law write

Attorney General Ted Cruz?

Jeff Sessions is in trouble, and Trump may be looking to Texas for a replacement.

As beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions fights off rumblings that he’s beleaguered — including from this guy — the 24-hour news cycle’s bloodshot Eye of Sauron immediately turned to Rudy Giuliani, the shameless publicity hound who worked every sycophantic angle to get in this cabinet and walked away empty handed — and earned a renunciation from his own law firm. It was the greatest betrayal he suffered since he learned the yogurt wasn’t fat-free.

In April 2015 Cruz’s position was as follows.

“When it comes to a question of legalizing marijuana, I don’t support legalizing marijuana,” he told Hugh Hewitt in April. “If it were on the ballot in the state of Texas, I would vote no.”

“But I also believe that’s a legitimate question for the states to make a determination…I think it is appropriate for the federal government to recognize that the citizens of those states have made that decision, and one of the benefits of it, you know, using Brandeis’ terms of laboratories of democracy, is we can now watch and see what happens in Colorado and Washington State.

But, as they say, a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then . CLR would be surprised that now there’s no need for electioneering that positions will have hardened on any discussions to do with Federal cannabis legalization.