DENVER (CBS4) – One of the more controversial members of the Trump administration, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, submitted his resignation on Wednesday. Sessions had an interesting history in Colorado with legalized marijuana.
Sessions created a political firestorm in Colorado earlier this year when he revoked an Obama-era policy meant to protect legitimate marijuana businesses from federal prosecution.READ MORE: No Snow, No Problem: Snowplow Rodeo Prepares Drivers For Winter
He relented after U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican representing Colorado, stepped in.READ MORE: Colorado Commission Rushes To Finish New Congressional Map
Gardner had said pot legalization is a states’ rights issue.MORE NEWS: Karen Garner Arrest: Loveland Police Sgt. Phil Metzler Resigns
Sessions headlined this year’s Western Conservative Summit in Denver in June where he steered clear of the marijuana debate and instead focused on sanctuary cities.