Supervisor Lynda Hopkins Fears Disruption of Sonoma Cannabis Market Following Edict

Jan 5, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, photographed in 2016 when he was still the senator from Alabama.
Credit Gage Skidmore via Flickr

We talked with Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and the county's cannabis program manager Tim Ricard about statements made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week, which threatened prosecution under federal law of cannabis activities in California and other states that have legalized marijuana for recreational or medical sale.

They are worried about the effect this will have on the growing cannabis business in the county and state, on potential revenues, and on patients who depend on cannabis for healing.