In summary

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra vowed to defend California’s recreational marijuana market against the Trump administration this week, but added that he doesn’t see an immediate crackdown coming.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra vowed to defend California’s recreational marijuana market against the Trump administration this week, but acknowledged that he doesn’t see an immediate crackdown coming.

“I would love to see Jeff Sessions come to California and tell us we’re not going to move forward on cannabis,” Becerra said, challenging President Trump’s attorney general in a wide-ranging Politico interview. “Something tells me that’s not gonna happen. I’ll be the 1 millionth person in line to fight Jeff Sessions on that.”

Becerra also reluctantly confessed that he had smoked marijuana when was “much younger,” comparing the illegal act to occasionally driving over the speed limit.

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